St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 5/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+118) Wild (-143)
The St. Louis Blues are traveling to Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday where they will take on the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The odds on this game have St. Louis at +118 while Minnesota is sitting at -143. The total is 7.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Wild in Game 4. St. Louis had 10 penalty mins for this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal. The Blues played really well in this win. For the game, they converted 5 out of the 34 shots they attempted.
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The Blues have had 2,591 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. At even strength, the Blues have conceded 204 goals while scoring 244 on offense. St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 220 power play tries (26th in pro hockey) and have earned 35 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 109 points and their points percentage is .665. St. Louis has attempted 2,492 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.4%. With regard to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 309 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 239. St. Louis steps onto the ice with 241 power play opportunities and they have tallied 65 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 26.97%.
The man in goal for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has been involved in 162 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has a win-loss record of 90-46-20 and was named the starter in 158 games. Opponents have been able to score 406 goals against Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. Binnington has seen 4,576 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,170 total saves. His save percentage is at .911 for his 9,430 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Binnington has tallied 85 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .538.
In their Game 4 loss, the Wild had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Wild converted 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took.
Minnesota has taken 2,666 shots (11th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.44%, while allowing their opponents 2,577 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.14% on their oppositions 264 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%. They have a total of 258 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.54%. The Wild are sitting with 252 goals at even strength and 53 goals (12th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 249 goals to be scored by way of 186 goals at even strength and 63 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Minnesota Wild have notched a total of 305 goals, 113 points, in addition to a points percentage of .689.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.57 goals/game and he has allowed 2,328 goals in total. Fleury's rate of quality starts is 55.0% and he has 431 quality starts in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 783 games and has been on the ice for 54,389 minutes. Fleury is sitting with a lifetime record of 520-299-87 and has participated in 939 games. He has recorded 24,400 saves out of the 26,728 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+118)
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