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St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 3-16-24 Picks

Minnesota Wild (33-27-7) vs. St. Louis Blues (34-29-3)
March 16, 2024 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Blues -102 / Minnesota Wild -122; Over/Under: +5.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Wild vs Blues betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Saturday, March 16th at the Enterprise Center. We will take a look at: 

-The Minnesota Wild recent form and recent player performance

-The St Louis Blues recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Wild and Blues.

Wild Need This Win

The Wild have to win this game as they are still battling for a playoff spot. On Thursday the Wild faced off against the Anaheim Ducks and they were able to secure the 2-0 victory. Marc Andre-Fluery only faced 16 shots, but he saved them all. The Wild are averaging 3.09 goals while their defense is giving up 3.19 goals per game. The offense is ranked 17th while the defense is ranked 21st. Kirill Kaprizov has been the top player scoring 34 goals and adding 40 assists. The Wild will face the Ducks and Kings after this game.

Blues Need This Win

The Blues know they need this win, and they have won two games in a row. Over the last two games the Blues have scored eight goals total while their defense has given up only two goals. The Blues on the season is averaging 2.78 goals while their defense is giving up 3.03 goals per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the defense is ranked 16th. Robert Thomas has scored 21 goals and added 49 assists so far this season. The Blues will take on the Ducks and Avalanche after this one.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The Blues have won five of their last six games as home underdogs against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Blues have covered the puck line in 12 of their last 13 night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The home team has won the first period in each of the last four games between the Wild and Blues.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in 15 of the Blues’ last 17 games against Central Division opponents.

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The home team has won seven of the Wild’s last eight games.
  • The Wild have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games as favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in three of the Wild’s last four games as favorites against the Blues.
  • The Wild have won the second period in four of their last five games as favorites following a home win.

Wild vs Blues Betting Prediction

This game is going to be lower scoring. The Blues and Wild have been good heading into this game with the defense and that is going to continue to be the case again in this game. The Blues are averaging only 2.78 goals per game and they will struggle here. The Blues defense is going to be good though, and they are going to step up here. This game will finish 2-1 or 3-1. Back the under. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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