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Hockey Matchup - St. Louis Blues Minnesota Wild Odds Preview

Minnesota WildSt. Louis Blues
Jan 14, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Odds

22-16-6TEAM RECORD25-12-6

The St. Louis Blues battle the visiting Minnesota Wild on Saturday in NHL betting action at Scottrade Center.

St. Louis battles the Wild, currently with a 22-16-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-23-9 for the Blues and 17-19-8 for the Wild.

View Minnesota vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blues as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Blues and the No. 27-rated Wild in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 14% while the Wild defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wild at Blues trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis' last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 17
St. Louis home to Dallas, Monday, January 16