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Hockey Matchup - St. Louis Blues Minnesota Wild Odds Preview

Minnesota Wild

St. Louis Blues
37-25-11 March 27, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 49-16-7

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

The Blues bring a 49-16-7 record to the battle against the 37-25-11 Wild. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 31-33-8 so far and the Wild go 23-32-18. View Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blues as -210 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Blues - Wild odds would favor the Wild if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 13.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 loser at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Blues were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.24 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.51 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 20.08% while the Wild defense kills off 79.45% of their penalties.

A few Wild at Blues trends to consider:
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Phoenix, Saturday, March 29th
St. Louis home to Dallas, Saturday, March 29th