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Wild Have Owned the Blues in the Lake State This Season

Splitting their four games so far straight down the middle, the Wild host the Blues tonight in their last meeting of the regular season. Minnesota has outscored St. Louis 8-2 on home ice this year and the Blues had dropped five straight games before shutting out the Avalanche in their last outing. These division rivals are far apart right now and this one should be the Wild's game to lose.

SHARK BITES
  • The Wild are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games as favorite.
  • The Blues are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road against the Wild.
  • The Blues have posted 3 straight UNDERs and the Wild have posted 2 straight.

There are now five teams in the chase for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference so the Blues cannot afford to lose any more ground. That being said, the Notes offense has all but dried up and has scored just nine goals in the last six games so they may not have a choice in the matter. The epitome of the sputtering offense is the lack of production they've seen out of Vladimir Tarasenko, one of the league’s premier scorers. He has zero points in his last five games and has generated two or fewer shots in three of those.

Minnesota is the fifth-highest scoring team in the NHL since the all-star break so if the Blues once again fail to create scoring chances tonight, they could be buried by the end of the first. The Wild have 20 wins as a -1.5-goal favorite this season and they’ll be offering around +175 value to do that again tonight.

Another bet to target this evening is the UNDER. Jake Allen and Devan Dubnyk are both on absolute heaters right now and there are very few scenarios in which I see these teams combining for more than five goals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting St. Louis Blues in this one, they Blues listed earlier today as underdogs of 150 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.6 result in favor of the Wild today. 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 currently sport a record of 42-15-6. The St. Louis Blues are 32-27-5. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 32-23-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blues have gone 28-26-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Minnesota Wild) and the No. 15 (St. Louis Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Minnesota Wild No. 2-ranked offense (3.37 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.84 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 22.03% rate while the Blues have a 83.96% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Avalanche on March 05. Bettors who backed the Blues at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Wild were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -142 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 21 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Anaheim, Friday, March 10th
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Thursday, March 9th

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