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Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/24/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild
Date & Time Sunday February 24, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues -110 / Minnesota Wild -110 -- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NBCSN
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The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild meet Sunday in NHL action at the Xcel Energy Center.

The St. Louis Blues look to keep the puck rolling after winning 12 of their last 13 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 39 assists and Colton Parayko has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 103 goals on 1,039 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 30 goals on 437 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in five of their last six games.

The Minnesota Wild could use a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 24 goals, Mikael Granlund has 34 assists and Eric Staal has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 129 goals on 1,434 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 40 goals on 362 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed four or more goals in seven of their last 11 games.

The Blues are 10-1 in their last 11 games following a win, 8-1 in their last 9 road games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The Wild are 0-6 in their last 6 home games, 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Blues are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 overall.

This is a quick turnaround for the St. Louis Blues, who are coming off a physical and tight game yesterday against the Boston Bruins. Still, the Blues remain the hottest team in the sport, are getting it done at an elite level defensively and aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of right now. The Minnesota Wild watch their slump continue and they haven't played much better on their home ice lately. The road team has won each of the last four games between the Blues and Wild, and seven of the last 10 meetings overall. In a true pick em game, I'm not sure how you turn down the Blues at this price. Ride the hot streak until it runs dry.

Pick:
St. Louis Blues -110

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