Blues vs. Wild Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wild are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Blues are listed with a money line of +100 at home, while the over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals. Today’s game takes place from the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Blues have lost two straight and three of their last four games entering tonight’s contest. That includes a 4-1 loss to the Kings at home last night. St. Louis is 17-8-1 overall and 8-3-1 on the road. The Blues are putting up 3.27 goals per game this season while allowing 2.69 goals per contest. Jaden Schwartz is leading the team with 13 goals and 19 assists while Vladimir Tarasennko is adding 12 goals and 16 assists. Jake Allen is 13-6-1 on the season in net with a 2.77 GAA and a .907 save percentage.
Minnesota is coming off a 4-2 win over Vegas on Thursday night to snap a two-game losing streak. The Wild are 12-10-3 on the season and 7-3-2 at home. Minnesota is scoring 3.00 goals per game this year while also allowing 3.00 per contest. Eric Staal is leading Minnesota with 10 goals and 13 assists while Jason Zucker is adding 13 goals and eight assists. Devan Dubnyk is 10-7-2 on the season in net for the Wild with a 2.81 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven meetings with the Wild, including a 6-3 win at St. Louis back on Nov. 25. The Blues have also won their last four trips to Minnesota. St. Louis is also 23-6 in their last 29 games when playing on no rest. Minnesota is 4-9 in their last 13 Saturday games as well. I like the Blues to keep rolling along in this series tonight. The public betting is siding with St. Louis as well.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES +100