The back and forth between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild have been a pleasure to watch. All four games featured four goals or more, with each team securing a home and a road win each. The Blues scored the most recent win following a 5-2 victory. The next game will demand more from the side as they face a roaring Minnesota home crowd once again.
Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming 2022 Stanley Cup PLayoffs matchup between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.
Blues vs. Wild Game 5 Information
- When: Tuesday, May 10, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
- Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
- TV: ESPN, SN360, TVAS2, BSN, BSWIX, BSMW
- Radio: ESPN 101 FM WXOS (Blues) // WCCO-AM 830 (Wild)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Blues (+127) / Wild (-147)
Why Bet on the St. Louis Blues?
The Blues average three goals per game on 27.9% of their power play opportunities in the 2022 playoffs. David Perron leads the charge with five goals to his name. Giving him a helping hand is Ryan O’Reilly with three assists and Jordan Kyrou with 12 shots on goal. St. Louis displays more struggle on the defensive end and allows 3.25 goals per game. However, the side prevents 88.2% of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso allowed nine goals on 96 shots, while Jordan Binnington gave up two goals on 30 shots.
St. Louis will try to keep the momentum and grab another road win on Thursday night. The team has been a joy to watch offensively with 311 goals in the season and ranks fourth among NHL teams. They head into the game as the 11th-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents an average of 2.91 goals per game. They also hold a fifth-best record in opponent-adjusted scoring margin in the NFL. It’s going to be a challenging night for the side as they try to close down the gap on game night.
Why Bet on the Minnesota Wild?
The Minnesota Wild are slightly ahead of the Blues in scoring. They average 3.25 goals per game on 11.8% of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov takes the help and leads his squad with five goals. Ryan Hartman and Joel Eriksson Ek have been instrumental in the playoffs with five assists and 14 shots on goal, respectively. Top goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed just 11 goals on 128 shots faced.
The Wild prepare to host another night with the Blues hoping to recover from a demoralizing defeat. We saw defensive lapses along the way, which the team seeks to refine in Game 5. In 82 games, the WIld recorded 310 goals and an average of 3.72 goals per game. This makes them the fifth-best scoring team in the NHL. Defensively, Minnesota ranks 18th in the league, giving up 3.04 goals per game. Looking at the team’s scoring margin relative to their opponents, they log a power ranking of seventh in the league.
Blues vs. Wild Betting Trends
- The Blues are 3-2 in the last five road games.
- The Blues scored five goals or more in two of their last five road games.
- The totals went over in four of the Blues’ last five road games.
- The Wild is 3-2 in the last five games at Xcel Energy Center.
- The Wild is 2-3 in the last five home games against the Blues.
- The totals went under in three of the Wild’s last five home games.
Blues vs. Wild Expert Betting Predictions
The Minnesota Wild are the better team on paper, and they should have decent headroom in familiar territory. They performed well at the Xcel Energy Center throughout the season. It’s tricky to gauge the series matchup given that every game has been a blowout from both sides. Nevertheless, it’s the underdog that surprised many of us. In fact, in five of the last nine winners between the two sides, the team getting plus money scored the victory. Marc-Andre Fleury is one of the deciding factors of the clash. If he can return to top form like he was in Vegas, he can play a crucial role in their efforts to edge out the Blues.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.