The Blues secure back-to-back wins to take the series lead against the Wild. They are on pace to take the win and are a game away from moving onto the semifinals. Minnesota is up for another challenge as they take on St. Louis on the road. Nevertheless, we expect a thriller as the Wild tries to hang on in Game 6.
Get a full analysis of the Blues vs. Wild Game 6 below. Nitrobetting shares the latest game information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NHL betting odds. On top of that, we have timely betting trends and expert predictions that help you secure the best picks.
Wild vs. Blues Game 6 Information
- When: Thursday, May 12, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- TV: TNT, SN360, TVAS, BSMW, BSN
- Radio: NewsRadio 1120 KMOX (Blues) // KFAN 100.3 FM (Wild)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Blues (-105) / Wild (-110)
Why Bet on the St. Louis Blues?
The Blues take the series momentum and average three goals per game on 27.3% of their power play chances. Devid Perron leads the lineup with five goals to his name. Giving him a helping hand is Justin Faulk with four assists, while Ryan O’Reilly produced 18 shots on goal. St. Louis matches Minnesota in goals allowed at three per game but is more efficient in holding opponent power plays at 77.8%. Ville Husso is the top goalie for the team with nine goals allowed on 96 shots, while Jordan Binnington trails him with four goals allowed on 62 shots.
St. Louis will try to finish off the series following an imposing win in Game 5. In 82 games, the blues scored 311 goals. This number makes the Blues the fourth-best scoring team in the league. Defensively, the team holds its own with 2.91 goals per contest and is the 11th-ranked franchise this season. When looking at the team’s scoring margin concerning the quality of their opponents, the team comes in at fifth-best in the NHL.
Why Bet on the Minnesota Wild?
The Wild average three goals per game on 22.2% of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov tops his side with seven goals to his name. Ryan Hartman is a solid presence for his team with five assists, while Joel Eriksson Ek kept the St. Louis goalie busy with 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild allow three goals per game and limit opponent power plays to 72.7%. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed 15 goals on 159 shots in the postseason.
Minnesota will try to keep their playoff run alive as they close the one-game game lead against the Blues. On the season, they scored 310 goals and are good for a fifth-best finish in the league. Coming into Thursday’s matchup, the Wild is the 18th-best defensive team in the NHL, allowing 3.04 goals per game. When looking at their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they enter the stage as the seventh-best team in the NHL.
Wild vs. Blues Betting Trends
- The Wild is 6-4 in the last ten games.
- Minnesota are 12-5 SU in the last 17 games.
- The totals went under in four of the Wild’s last ten games.
- The Blues are 3-2 in the last five games at Enterprise Center.
- St. Louis are 15-5 SU in the last 20 games.
- The total went over in 7 of St. Louis’ last 9 games.
Wild vs. Blues Expert Betting Predictions
The overs are looking good in the NHL playoffs and the Blues start to gain traction on the offensive side. They scored ten goals in the last two games and are on fire. The over has hit in seven of the last nine meetings between the two teams. But, the Wild won’t leave the stage without a fight. We anticipate a closely contested game now that they hold the home advantage over their competitors.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.