Blues vs Wild Prediction - NHL Picks 11/28/23

Minnesota Wild (5-10-4) vs St. Louis Blues (11-8-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Wild -160 / St. Louis Blues +130 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Blues will play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. St. Louis has won three of their last four games, while Minnesota is on a seven game losing streak. Make sure to read our Blues vs Wild Prediction.

Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are 11-8-1 this season after they defeated Chicago by a score of 4-2 in their last game. St. Louis scored three times in the first period and added an insurance goal in the third. The Blues were out shot by a total of 34-28 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. St. Louis has played very well over the last couple of weeks, winning six of their last nine games. The Blues are scoring 2.95 goals per game and they are allowing 3.05 goals against per game, while going 9.8% on the power play and 78.8% on the penalty kill. Robert Thomas has led the Blues this season with eight goals, 14 assists, and 45 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington, who is 6-5-1 this year with a 2.89 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. 

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Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild are 5-10-4 this year after they lost to Detroit by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Minnesota tied the game at one in the first period, but couldn’t find the back of the net in the rest of the game for the loss. The Wild out shot Detroit by a total of 38-23 and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. Minnesota has only won two of their last 13 games and they just fired their coach. The Wild are scoring 2.95 goals per game and they are allowing 3.95 goals against per game, while going 16.2% on the power play and 66.7% on the penalty kill. Mats Zuccarello has led the Wild this season with five goals, 16 assists, and 53 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Minnesota is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 3-4-2 this year with a 3.46 goals against average and a .875 save percentage. 

Minnesota Wild Team Facts

  • The Wild have lost each of their last five games against Central Division opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Wild's last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Wild's last eight games as favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Wild have lost the first period in each of their last four night games at Xcel Energy Center.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The Blues have won each of their last two games as underdogs against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in four of the Blues' last five games.
  • The Blues have won the third period in five of their last six night games.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Blues' last four games against Central Division opponents.

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Mats Zuccarello has scored a goal in each of the Wild's last three games as home favorites.
  • Marco Rossi has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last five games at Xcel Energy Center.
  • Marcus Johansson has recorded an assist in each of the Wild's last four games as home favorites.
  • Mats Zuccarello has the equal-most multi-assist games for the Wild this season (2).

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Jake Neighbours has scored at least one goal in four of the Blues' last five games.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has recorded at least one point in each of the Blues' last seven games as underdogs against the Wild.
  • Brandon Saad has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last four games against Central Division opponents.
  • Alexei Toropchenko has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Blues this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for power play goals against this season (23).
  • The Minnesota Wild ranks 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.53).
  • The St. Louis Blues ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals this season (6).
  • The St. Louis Blues ranks 2nd in the league for Period 3 goals allowed per game this season (0.70).

Blues vs Wild Prediction Breakdown

Minnesota comes into this matchup on a seven game losing streak and they have played very poorly over the last few weeks, but they are still a decent sized favorite against the Blues. St. Louis has won three of their last four games and they have scored 16 goals in those four games. Minnesota has scored a total of seven goals in their last four games and they are only 66.7% on the penalty kill. I am going to fade Minnesota until they get a win, so give me the Blues with the plus money here. 

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

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