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NHL Betting Line Favors the St. Louis Blues over the Minnesota Wild Thursday

Minnesota Wild


St. Louis Blues
Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:30 PM ET
Scottrade Center

The St. Louis Blues are holding the edge on the NHL betting lines at the online sportsbooks for Thursday night as they take on the Minnesota Wild in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series at Scottrade Center.

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to side with the St. Louis Blues in this one found them earlier as -139 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Computer Prediction: Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2.9 victory for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Blues sit at 51-24-7 on the season; in comparison, the Minnesota Wild are currently 46-28-8. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 36-31-15 OU, and Minnesota is 30-38-14 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Minnesota injuries news.

The St. Louis Blues sit at No. 12 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Wild sit at a No. 7 on the same chart.

How Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Stats Match Up

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 5-ranked offense (3.02 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.31% rate while the Wild have a 86.32% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at St. Louis, Saturday, April 18th