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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Betting NHL Odds and Picks (Wednesday, May 12, 2021)

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Betting NHL Odds

Since their founding in 2000, the Wild quickly developed the reputation for being a bore.  Paint dry hockey has been a Minnesota staple for the past 20 years.  Fans remained loyal and bought the line that it was the surest path to success.   Namely, Dean Evason is changing all of that.  Following his appointment as interim coach one year ago, Evason sought to open things up.  And the NHL betting results have stunned observers and gamblers.  Minnesota is winning big. While entertaining fans in the process.  Fashion that St. Louis bears little resemblance to their 2019 championship team.

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Odds

Wild 5½ (-130) -117
Blues 5½ (+110) -103
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Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues CashBet Wagering Analysis

Finally, Minnesota is catching top online sportsbook attention for its success.  Gamblers that once ignored the Wild are now giving them a serious look.  Minnesota’s profitability can’t be overlooked. However, with that attention comes increased prices.  And with the threat of depleted value.  St. Louis has frustrated gamblers like few other teams.  Squares haven’t caught up to the fact that the Blues aren’t the team that won the 2019 Stanley Cup.

A Wild New Approach, Style, and Results for Minnesota

To summarize, the Wild won four of their last five games. Minnesota cleared the Betting on NHL total in eight of their most recent nine games.  Now, the Wild are 35-14-5 with 19-17 over the total.  Minnesota ranks 9th for goal scoring and 24th for the power play.  By contrast, the Wild ranks 11th for goals against and 11th for penalty killing.

Left-wing Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild with 27 goals, 24 assists, and a +11.  While left-wing Kevin Fiala adds 20 goals and 20 assists.  First goaltender Cam Talbot brings a .916 save percentage, two shutouts, and 2.59 goals-against average.

More Sour Notes of Late for the Blues

 St. Louis continues to make gamblers pull their hair out.  To illuminate, the Blues lost four of their last five pro hockey betting matchups.  While three of their most recent four games stayed under the total.  Now, the Blues are 24-20-9 with 21-32 under the number.  St. Louis is 14th in the NHL for goal scoring and 9th for the power play.  Of great concern is that the Blues are 22nd for goals against and 29th for penalty killing.

Center and team captain Ryan O’Reilly has been the one steady presence in the Blues lineup.  O’Reilly has a team-best 24 goals with 27 assists and a +22.

In turn, frustration is mounting because of the inconsistent play of goaltender Jordan Binnington.  The 2019 Stanley Cup legend has a .910 save percentage and 2.68 goals-against average.  In sum, Binnington’s record is 16-14-8.  St. Louis is not nearly as good as it was defensively in 2019.  But Binnington must share some of the blame for its decline.

Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues Against the Spread

Overall, Minnesota got the money in six of their most recent eight-away games.  And the Wild are 4-2 over the total on-road ice.  St. Louis paid in six of their most recent nine games on home ice. So too, are the Blues are 2-4-1 under the total at home.

Head-to-head, St Louis is 7-2 in their hockey betting series against the Wild.  Four of the last five between the Blues and Wild cleared the total.  Late on, Minnesota lost three straight games at St. Louis.  Three of the most recent four games in this rivalry at St. Louis went under.

Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Blues have dominated their NHL gambling series with the Wild.  Following bad St. Louis stretches have come strong comeback streaks.

Wild at Blues CashBet Best Bet: 

St. Louis Blues


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