Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Betting Preview
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs St. Louis battle on Monday at Xcel Energy Center as the Wild try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Minnesota will face the 17-14-2 Blues. In totals betting, the Wild are 15-16-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blues are 18-12-3 favoring the OVER.
The Blues were listed as +-121 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at . The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.
This game puts the Wild, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Blues, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Blues have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.
The Blues were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Minnesota was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Blues at Wild trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
St. Louis at Chicago, Thursday, April 4
Minnesota at San Jose, Wednesday, April 3