St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/30/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Wild (4-8) at St. Louis Blues (6-3-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -170 / Minnesota Wild +153 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Hunt leads Minnesota with four goals, Jordan Greenway has five assists and Matt Dumba has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 23 goals on 192 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 10 goals on 138 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in nine of their first 12 games.
The St. Louis Blues look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with nine goals, Ryan O'Reilly has nine assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 85.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 27 goals on 307 shots and Jake Allen has allowed eight goals on 53 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Wild are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games, 18-40 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest and 18-38 in their last 56 overall. The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Wild last 4 road games. The over is 7-3 in Blues last 10 home games. The Wild are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis. The Wild are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Minnesota Wild have won six of the last seven meetings against the Blues, but they're on the end of a back to back and just got torched defensively, which has been a bit of an issue in nearly all of their games up to this point. The St. Louis Blues are well rested and have played their best hockey of the season over the last week. The price isn't ideal, but this is a game the Blues should take care of business on their home ice.