Wild vs. Blues - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (1-0-0) at Minnesota Wild (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -127 / St. Louis Blues +115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSN
The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild square off Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The St. Louis Blues won their season opener Thursday 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and have yet to score a power play goal. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with one goal, Jaden Schwartz has two assists and Troy Brouwer has five shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing one goal per game and have killed 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed one goal on 24 shots faced and has given up two or less goals in five of his last 10 regular season outings.
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The Minnesota Wild won their season opener Thursday 5-4 over the Colorado Avalanche. The Minnesota Wild are averaging five goals per game and have scored on 50 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with three goals, Mikael Granlund has two assists and Jason Zucker has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing four goals per game and have yet to kill a power play goal. Devan Dubnyk has given up four goals on 23 shots faced and has allowed eight goals in his last three regular season outings. Nino Niederreiter is questionable and Justin Fontaine is doubtful.
The Blues are 34-16 in their last 50 games playing on 1 days rest and 51-18 in their last 69 Saturday games. The Wild are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games. The over is 4-1-3 in the last 8 meetings.
There's usually fireworks when these two teams meet and they both jumped out of the gate offensively in their season openers. I think that carries over here and the over hits once again.