Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-105) Blues (-117)
The St. Louis Blues are welcoming the Minnesota Wild at Enterprise Center on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. Minnesota leads 2-1. The odds on this game have the Wild at -105 while the Blues are priced at -117. The total comes in at 7.
The Minnesota Wild had a good night with a 5-1 victory against the Blues in Game 3. Minnesota amassed 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. The Wild had a impressive offensive outing in this win. For the game, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 33 shots they put on goal.
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Minnesota Wild opponents have 264 power play tries (4th in the league) and have come away with 63 goals in those chances. The Wild have had 2,577 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .903. Minnesota has taken 2,666 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When at even strength, the Wild have allowed 186 goals while scoring 252 on the offensive side of the ice. Minnesota skates onto the rink with 258 power play chances and they have added 53 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.54%. For the year, they have racked up 113 points and their points percentage is sitting at .689. In regard to scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have earned 305 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have surrendered 249.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has taken the ice for 939 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has earned a mark of 520-299-87 and he was named the starter in 783 games. Opponents have notched 2,328 goals against Fleury in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.57. Fleury has had 26,728 shots taken against him and he has 24,400 total saves. His save percentage is .913 for his 54,389 mins played. For his career, Fleury is sitting with 431 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .550.
In Game 3 the Blues had 3 power play chances in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts. The Blues converted 1 goal out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued.
The Blues have accumulated 244 goals at even strength and 65 goals (2nd in the league) while having a power play advantage. St. Louis has attempted 2,492 shots (18th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.40%, while allowing the opposition 2,591 shots. This season, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 309 goals, 109 points, and a points percentage of .665. They have a total of 241 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 26.97%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.09% on the other teams 220 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have allowed 239 goals to be scored by of a combination of 204 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Ville Husso in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.74 goals per contest and he has conceded 149 goals overall. Husso's quality start rate is 56.6% and he has 30 quality starts in his career. He has started in 53 games and has been on the ice for 3,258 mins. Husso has accrued a career mark of 34-13-7 and has been in net for 57 games. He has recorded 1,547 saves out of 1,696 shots taken, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-117)
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