St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (11-7-2) at St. Louis Blues (11-7-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Minnesota Wild --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSMW
The Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday night in a NHL contest at the Scottrade Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Wild are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with five goals, Charlie Coyle has seven assists and Nino Niederreiter has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 1.9 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 23 goals on 445 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed 12 goals on 130 shots. The Minnesota Wild have won five of their last six games when allowing two or less goals.
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The St. Louis Blues also could use a bounce back win after splitting their last 12 games. The Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with nine goals, David Perron has seven assists and Jaden Schwartz has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 1.9 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 35 goals on 407 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 18 goals on 165 shots. The St. Louis Blues have won six of their last seven games when allowing two or less goals.
The Wild are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 71-28 in their last 99 Saturday games and 6-1 in their last 7 home games. The Wild are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in St. Louis and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both of these teams have been hard to get a feel on given their up-and-down play as of late. However, the Blues have gotten the better of the Wild recently and have the advantage playing on their home ice. St. Louis is also catching Minnesota on the end of a back-to-back. Give me the Blues in this spot.