St. Louis Blues (21-19-6) at Minnesota Wild (31-13-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -133 / St. Louis Blues +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads St. Louis with 20 goals, David Perron has 31 assists and Torey Krug has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 90 goals on 996 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 42 goals on 371 shots.
The Minnesota Wild look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 22 goals, Jordan Greenway has 22 assists and Kevin Fiala has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has allowed 62 goals on 840 shots faced and Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 55 goals on 609 shots.
The Blues are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The Wild are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 25-10 in their last 35 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Blues last 14 overall. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 overall. The Blues are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues have beaten the Wild twice this month by a combined score of 12-3, but they've had issues stringing together wins all season and aren't a team I'm thrilled to back unless we're getting a great deal of plus money. The Minnesota Wild are riding a seven-game winning streak, and they've been money all season both at home and in the favorite role. The Blues have had success against the Wild, but I need more bang for my buck to get behind them here. Give me the Wild at home and the reasonable price, as I'll ride the hot hand.