Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/29/21 Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (22-19-6) at Minnesota Wild (31-14-3)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

The Line: Minnesota Wild -137 / St. Louis Blues +123 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. 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 St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last six 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.

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The Blues are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 7-15 in their last 22 overall. The Wild are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 25-10 in their last 35 overall. The under is 4-0 in Blues last 4 road games. 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 been a hard team to trust this season and they've underachieved time and time again, but they have beaten the Wild three times this month, which includes a win yesterday. The Minnesota Wild have been comfortably the better team this season, but three of their four losses this month have come against the Blues. Because of the recent meetings, you can make a case for the Blues and the plus money. I'll take it.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues +123

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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