Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+100) Blues (-118)
Enterprise Center is the location where the St. Louis Blues (44-20-10) will try to beat the Minnesota Wild (46-21-6) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Wild at +100 while the Blues are coming in at -118. The total is set at 6.
The Minnesota Wild were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Stars in their previous game. The Wild had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. For the matchup, they netted 3 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to make the most of that try. Minnesota accumulated 2 penalty minutes for this contest.
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In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 266 goals (5th in hockey) on the season and have surrendered 221. For the current season, the have a total of 98 points and their points percentage is sitting at .671. Minnesota is sitting with 218 power play chances and they have scored 44 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.18%. While at even strength, the Wild have surrendered 163 goals while notching 222 of their own. Minnesota has tried 2,373 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Wild have had 2,327 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .905. Minnesota Wild opponents have tallied 233 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have a total of 58 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have scored 2,312 goals against Fleury in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. Fleury has been involved in 934 contests during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .913 for his 54,087 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a record of 516-298-87 and he started in 778 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Fleury has earned 430 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .553. Fleury has seen 26,592 shots against him and has recorded 24,280 saves.
Their last time out, St. Louis played the Sabres in a game where the Blues took home the victory by a score of 6-2. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing and earned 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Blues recorded 6 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 272 goals, 98 points, in addition to a points percentage of .662. They have granted a total of 208 goals to be scored by of a combination of 175 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blues have earned 215 goals at even strength and 57 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 216 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 26.39%. St. Louis has tried 2,259 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.04%, while allowing the opposition 2,347 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.82% on their opponents 204 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ville Husso in goal. He has gathered 1,432 stops out of the 1,564 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .916. Husso has compiled a lifetime record of 32-12-6 and has played in 53 games. He has started in 49 contests and has been on the ice for 3,018 minutes. Husso's quality start percentage comes out to 59.2% and he has made 29 quality starting assignments in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has surrendered 132 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (+100)
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