St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild - 12/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (19-10-6) at St. Louis Blues (23-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -137 / Minnesota Wild +124 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwest, FS-North
The St Louis Blues welcome the Minnesota Wild to the Scottrade Center on Thursday.
The Minnesota Wild are looking like a team that nobody will be looking forward to playing as they picked up another win Monday. The Wild leaned hard on their defense and goaltending for a 3-1 win versus the Detroit Red Wings at the Xcel Energy Center. Mikko Koivu tallied twice in the third and Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of the game to make a winner of Devan Dubnyk and his 28 stops that raised the Wild to 19-10-6. Pavel Datsyuk scored the lone goal for the Red Wings with Petr Mrazek allowing two goals on 34 shots but that wasn’t enough to save Detroit.
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The St Louis Blues are trying to go on a bit of a run and seem to be going in that direction with a 4-3, overtime win versus Nashville at the Scottrade Center Tuesday for their 6th win in eight contests. Alexander Steen lit the lamp with just under a minute left in the extra session with Kevin Shattenkirk, Dmitrij Jaskin and Robby Fabbri also scoring. Alex Pietragelo and Jori Lehtera logged a pair of helpers with Jake Allen recording 30 stops to get the victory. The Predators received goals from Shea Weber, Colin Wilson and Mattias Ekholm with Carter Hutton stopping 21 shots as Nashville fell to 0-6 in overtime.
The under is 4-0-1 in Wild last 5 road games and the Wild are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest while the over is 10-2-2 in Wild last 14 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 2-0-2 in Blues last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and the under is 4-0 in Blues last 4 vs. a team with a winning record while the Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 home games. The over is 2-0-3 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis and is 1-0-4 in the last 5 meetings while the Wild are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in St. Louis. The trends say Blues but I need to see goalies…