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St. Louis Receiving Little Respect in Moneyline Markets

This might be one of the best series of the first round and it really feels like no one is talking about it. The Blues enter the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league over the past two months and the Wild were one of the best teams in the NHL through the first three. If both squads play to their potential, hockey fans should be in for a treat and bettors could be greatly rewarded.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blues are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Wild.
  • The Wild are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games in the playoffs.
  • The Blues are 7-3 SU and 8-2 on the puckline in their last 10 road games vs winning teams.

If you’ve taken in any of my NHL content leading up to the postseason, you know I love this Blues team. They are the best defensive club in the NHL and their goaltender tandem has been lights out since the all-star break. The fact that they’re going into Game 1 against the Wild as +140 or bigger underdogs is really indicative of how little this team is being talked about.

The health of Paul Stastny is important to the Blues’ success for the series but I’m going to go ahead and take advantage of the St. Louis moneyline value while I can.

If the Wild are to be successful in these playoffs, Devan Dubnyk will have to return to his level of play prior to the trade deadline when he was basically guaranteed to win the Vezina Trophy. He’s been a dumpster fire since then, however, posting a record under .500 since March and a goals-against average close to three.

Both teams have reputations as chokers in the playoffs but this Blues team is just one year removed from going to the Western Conference finals and I think that’s a solid projection for them again this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Blues were listed as 119 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at Bovada.

A 3-2.8 result in favor of the Wild is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Wild sport a record of 49-25-8 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Blues sit at 46-29-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 42-31-9 for the Wild and 34-35-13 for the Blues. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs St. Louis injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 2-ranked offense (3.24 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.66 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 20.89% rate while the Blues have a 84.79% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -212 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Coyotes on April 08. Bettors who backed the Wild at -157 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Minnesota, Friday, April 14th

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