Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-114) Blues (-105)
The St. Louis Blues will try to beat the Minnesota Wild at Enterprise Center on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. The Blues lead 3-2. The odds on this game have Minnesota at -114 and St. Louis is at -105. The total is 7.
The Minnesota Wild were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-2 defeat to the Blues in Game 5. Minnesota accumulated 4 penalty minutes for this contest. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. The Wild didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 32 shots they attempted.
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The Wild have had 2,577 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .903. While at even strength, the Wild have given up 186 goals while notching 252 of their own. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 264 power play opportunities (4th in the league) and have earned 63 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, the have a total of 113 points and their points % is .689. Minnesota has tried 2,666 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.4%. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have earned 305 goals (5th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 249. Minnesota comes into the game with 258 power play opportunities and they have notched 53 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 20.54%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 939 games during his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 520-299-87 and was named the starter in 783 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,328 goals versus Fleury in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.57. Fleury has had 26,728 shot attempts against him and has gathered 24,400 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 54,389 mins on the ice. In his career, Fleury has 431 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .550.
In Game 5 St. Louis had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Blues converted 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took.
St. Louis has put up 2,492 shots (18th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 12.40%, while allowing their opponents 2,591 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.09% on their oppositions 220 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.8%. They have a total of 241 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.97%. The Blues have earned 244 goals at even strength and 65 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 239 goals to be scored by way of 204 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 309 goals, 109 points, and a points percentage of .665.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington protecting the net. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has relinquished 406 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start rate comes out to 53.8% and he has made 85 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 158 games and his ice time sits at 9,430 minutes. Binnington has accumulated a career record of 90-46-20 and has been in goal for 162 games. He has recorded 4,170 saves out of 4,576 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911.
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Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota (-114)
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