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Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 3-23-24 Picks

St. Louis Blues (37-30-3) vs. Minnesota Wild (34-28-8)
March 23, 2024 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Wild -159 / St. Louis Blues +128; Over/Under: +5.5
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The St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild meet Saturday in NHL action from the Xcel Energy
Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this
game. Here’s a St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild prediction.

St. Louis Blues Team Preview

The St. Louis Blues will be looking to build on their 5-2 win over Ottawa last time out. Robert
Thomas leads the Blues in scoring with 73 points including team-highs of 23 goals and 50 assists
while Pavel Buchnevich has 53 points split between 24 goals and 29 assists. Jordan Kyrou also
has 53 points with 22 goals and 31 assists as well this season. Jordan Binnington’s gone 24-19-3
with a 2.83 GAA and a .912 save percentage between the pipes for St. Louis while Joel Hofer is
13-11 with a 2.73 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Preview

The Minnesota Wild come into this game looking to rebound from a 6-0 loss to the Los Angeles
Kings in their last game. Kirill Kaprizov leads the Wild in scoring with 77 points including 36
goals and 41 assists while Mats Zuccarello has 55 points with a team-high 44 assists. Joel
Eriksson Ek has 60 points with 29 goals while Matt Boldy has 55 points with 24 goals and 31
assists and Marco Rossi has 35 points with 18 goals and 17 assists as well. Brock Faber also has
38 points with 32 assists this season. Filip Gustavsson has posted a 18-15-4 record with a 3.15
GAA and an .897 save percentage while Marc-Andre Fleury is 16-12-4 with a 2.79 GAA and a
.902 save percentage this season.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have lost each of their last five Saturday games as favorites.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last 10 Saturday games as favorites.
  • The home team has won the first period in four of the last five games between the Blues and Wild.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in seven of the Wild’s last eight home games against the Blues.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The Blues have won four of their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Blues have covered the puck line in each of their last six games.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in four of the Blues’ last five games at Xcel Energy Center.
  • The Blues have lost the third period in each of their last four games at Xcel Energy Center following a road win.

Blues vs. Wild Prediction

I’m on the Blues here. St. Louis is simply playing the better hockey at the right time of the year
as they need convincing performances to keep their name in the running for a Wild Card spot in
the Western Conference. Minnesota’s a solid team in their own right and maybe getting back
home will help, but I can’t pass on the Blues in their current form.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: St. Louis Blues +128

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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