The St. Louis Blues (40-20-10) are 7-1 in their last eight games against the Minnesota Wild (43-21-5). The Blues will try to keep that trend going as the winning Wild vs Blues prediction Friday night in a potential playoff preview between these two clubs in St. Louis.
Wild vs Blues Odds & Analysis
The Wild vs Blues predictions and bets have seemingly been split right down the middle in this one as the betting line hasn’t moved since Sportsbook as a pick’em with both St. Louis and Minnesota going off at -110. The total in this Central Division showdown is set at 6 goals. The OVER is 5-1 in St. Louis’ last six games against Minnesota.
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Minnesota Playing Well Against Everyone Besides Nashville
The Wild got crushed by the Predators 6-2 in Nashville on Tuesday night, snapping a streak of 10 straight games with a point. That 9-0-1 streak started on March 16, three nights after the Wild lost to the Predators by the same 6-2 score at home. Minnesota is 11-0-2 in its last 13 games against teams other than Nashville.
Marc-Andre Fleury had his first rough night in goal for the Wild in the loss, allowing five goals on 32 shots. Cam Talbot will get his start in the rotation against the Blues on Friday night. Bettors taking Minnesota as their Wild vs Blues prediction will be expecting a strong game from Talbot, who has led the Wild to an 8-0-1 record in his last nine starts.
St. Louis Has Been Heating Up With Great Production On Offense
The Blues continued their recent stretch of great play with a 4-1 win at home over the Seattle Kraken. Four different Blues scored in the win, including Jordan Kyrou, who leads St. Louis in points this season with 23 goals and 40 assists. St. Louis improved to 5-0-1 over its last six games with the victory.
This recent six-game surge has been driven by St. Louis’ offense. The Blues have scored no less than four goals in any of their last six games and are averaging 4.67 goals per game over that stretch. Pavel Buchnevich has three goals and five assists through his first four games in April. St. Louis has seemingly turned things around after going 3-9 in the 12 games prior to this recent point streak.
Wild vs Blues Pick & Insights
Wild: Keys To Win
Minnesota has allowed two goals or less in nine of its last 11 games and has won all nine of those games. The Wild have been playing well on offense, but their biggest strength and best path to a Wild vs Blues prediction win is through a great game in the defensive zone.
Blues: Keys To Win
St. Louis is red-hot on offense and is getting scoring from up and down the lineup. It will be an interesting clash to see how the Blues do against the defensively sound Wild, but if they can win the battle on offense, they’ll likely win the game as a Wild vs Blues pick as well.
Odds Shark’s Computer Wild vs Blues Prediction: Blues -110
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