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Blues are Now Overwhelming Favorites to Win Series With Wild

Down 2-0 and heading to St. Louis for Game 3 of their first-round series with the Blues, the Wild are in serious trouble. Since the 2004-05 lockout, teams that have gone down two games to none have come back to win the series just 13 times in 88 instances. Nobody, but a select few, gave the Blues a chance in this series when the matchup was announced but with a -290 price to finish the job after winning Game 1 and 2 – the script has very quickly been flipped on its head.

SHARK BITES
  • The Wild are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against the Blues and 0-3 on the puckline in their last 3.
  • Devan Dubnyk now has a career .898 save percentage in the playoffs.
  • The Wild are 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games on the road.

Chances have been a little hard to come by for the Blues in this series but with four goals on 48 shots so far, they’ve taken advantage of their rare opportunities. My point here being that the Wild will be a desperate team this afternoon, forgoing some of their defensive responsibilities to push the issue at the other end. I think this leads to a higher scoring game than we’re used to seeing from these two incredibly tight teams and considering some of the score lines we saw last night – the UNDER trend seems to be leveling out.

For those looking for some help deciding on a moneyline bet in this matinee, consider a bet on the Blues as the home underdog. They’ve won seven of their last nine games at the Scottrade Center and going back to Minnesota with a 2-1 lead is not a situation Mike Yeo will be thrilled with.

Hopefully, you listened to me and got on the Blues before the series started as they were being offered as a +160 or better underdog at most books.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -116 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blues to win this game 2.9-2.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

48-29-7 St. Louis battles the Wild, currently with a 49-26-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-37-13 for the Blues and 42-33-9 for the Wild. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated St. Louis Blues and the No. 16-ranked Minnesota Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 20.75% while the Wild defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-15 ATS in its last 19 games at home
  • St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at St. Louis, Wednesday, April 19th

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