Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues odds, picks and prediction
The Minnesota Wild (35-14-5) and St. Louis Blues (25-20-9) play their first game of a two-game set Wednesday as they wrap up the regular season. Puck drop is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center. Below, we analyze the Wild-Blues odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.
The Wild went to overtime in each of their past three games, including a pair of 4-3 wins against the Anaheim Ducks Friday and Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. The last time these teams met, Minnesota won 4-3 in overtime May 1.
The Blues picked up a 2-1 overtime win against the Los Angeles Kings Monday. Five of their last seven games went to overtime and/or a shootout, including the past two meetings with Minnesota.
Wild at Blues: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Wild -140 (bet $140 to $100) | Blues +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Against the spread/ATS : Wild -1.5 (+180) | Blues +1.5 (-225)
- Over/Under : 6 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Wild at Blues: Projected starting goalies
Cam Talbot (19-7-5, 2.59 GAA, .916 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Jordan Binnington (17-14-8, 2.64 GAA, .911 SV%)
Talbot allowed 3 or more goals in each of his past five starts. He won twice and three of those contests ended in overtime. He is 1-1-2 with a 2.91 GAA and .900 SV% with one shutout in four games against the Blues.
Binnington won Monday in L.A. in one of his finest showings in a while, as he allowed 1 goal on 27 shots. Five of his past six starts were decided by just 1 goal.
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Wild at Blues: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Blues 4, Wild 3
Money line (ML)
The BLUES (+115) are a strong play at home as short underdogs.
St. Louis clinched a playoff spot last week and is playing everyone close lately, win or lose. The Blues won three of their past four home game and blasted the Wild 9-1 at Enterprise Center on April 9. They have won four of the past five meetings with the Wild.
Against the spread (ATS)
The Blues +1.5 (-225) aren't worth the risk at over two times your potential return. Yes, they have been involved in plenty of 1-goal games lately, but they're a better play on the money line.
OVER 6 (-105) is the best play on the board in this game. The Under cashed in four of the past five games for the Blues, but the Over is 8-1 in the previous nine for the Wild.
In addition, the Over cashed in four of the past five meetings between these two sides, and Wednesday will be no different.
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