Blues vs. Wild NHL Prediction
Despite pulling off the upset last night in Minnesota, the Blues find themselves as underdogs again tonight versus the Wild at 8:00 p.m. ET. Are the Wild a safe bet to rebound or is there a better option on the board?
079 St. Louis Blues (+120) at 080 Minnesota Wild (-141); o/u 5.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 29, 2021
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
St. Louis Blues DFS Spin
Jordan Binnington stopped 26 of 29 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild. Binnington and the Blues were down 3-1 at the end of the second period, when the St. Louis netminder approached Wild goalie Cam Talbot. The two players had a spirited chat, but nothing more came of the incident. The Blues came out inspired in the third frame and they scored three goals to complete the comeback. Robert Thomas scored the game-winning goal with just 23 seconds in regulation. Binnington now has 15-14-5 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this season. He's won three games in a row.
Minnesota Wild DFS Spin
Cam Talbot allowed four goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The Wild will be kicking themselves over this loss, as they had a 3-1 lead in the third period. Talbot and Blues goalie Jordan Binnington had a spirited chat at the end of the second period and it seemed to give St. Louis a spark in the third. The Blues managed to score three unanswered goals, including Robert Thomas' game-winner with 23 seconds remaining in regulation. Talbot's five-game win streak is officially over. He has a 17-7-3 record with a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 2021.
Blues vs. Wild Prediction
The Blues are now 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Wild and are 6-2 in their last eight games as an underdog. They’re also 40-19 in their last 59 games following a win and have cashed in six of their last eight games versus a team with a winning record.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES +120