St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 5/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+100) Wild (-120)
The St. Louis Blues are headed to Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday where they will play the Minnesota Wild. The moneyline on this contest has the Blues at +100 and the Wild are at -120. The betting total is set at 7.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 victory over the Wild in Game 1. St. Louis had 28 penalty mins in this matchup. The Blues had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In addition, they had 6 power play opportunities and were able to notch 2 goals. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 31 shots they tried.
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The Blues have had 2,591 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. When playing at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 205 goals while getting 246 when they are on offense. St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 218 power play opportunities (26th in hockey) and have a total of 34 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 109 points and their points percentage is sitting at .673. St. Louis has taken 2,492 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.4%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have earned 309 goals (3rd in pro hockey) so far this year and have given up 239. St. Louis has tallied 238 power play opportunities and they have scored 63 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.47%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Husso has taken the ice for 57 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 34-13-7 and was named the starter in 53 games. The opposition has racked up 149 goals against Husso in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.74. Husso has seen 1,696 shots against him and has amassed 1,547 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 during his 3,258 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Husso has 30 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .566.
In their Game 1 loss, Minnesota had 6 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Wild earned 0 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they took.
On the campaign, the Minnesota Wild have a total of 305 goals, 111 points, in addition to a points percentage of .685. They have granted a total of 249 goals to be scored by of a combination of 186 goals at even strength and 63 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild have scored 252 goals at even strength and 53 goals (11th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 253 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.95%. Minnesota has put up 2,666 shots (11th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.44%, while allowing their opponents 2,577 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.77% on their opponents 260 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.3%.
For the opposition you are going to see Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has yielded 2,328 goals altogether. Fleury's quality start rate is 55.0% and he has earned 431 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 783 games and has been on the ice for 54,389 mins. Fleury has a lifetime record of 520-299-87 and has been in goal for 939 games. He has recorded 24,400 saves out of the 26,728 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+100)
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