Wild vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

St. Louis Blues (30-26-3) vs Minnesota Wild (28-26-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +102 / Minnesota Wild -127 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The St. Louis Blues are riding a 3-game losing streak. Here’s a Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues prediction.

Minnesota Wild Betting Preview

The Minnesota Wild are coming off losses to the Hurricanes and Predators. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Eriksson Ek leads Minnesota with 28 goals, Mats Zuccarello has 39 assists and Kirill Kaprizov has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.33 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Filip Gustavsson has allowed 111 goals on 1,042 shots faced, and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 75 goals on 743 shots.

St. Louis Blues Betting Preview

The St. Louis Blues lost to the Red Wings, Jets, and Oilers during this streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.86 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Pavel Buchnevich leads St. Louis with 24 goals, Robert Thomas has 48 assists, and Jordan Kyrou has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.12 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 116 goals on 1,272 shots faced, and Joel Hofer has given up 55 goals on 610 shots.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Pavel Buchnevich has scored at least one goal in each of the Blues' last four night games.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one assist in each of the Blues' last nine games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents.
  • Robert Thomas has recorded at least one point in each of the Blues' last 10 games against Western Conference opponents.
  • Pavel Buchnevich has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Blues this season (2).

Minnesota Wild Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Hartman has recorded at least one assist in each of the Wild's last four games.
  • Ryan Hartman has recorded at least one point in each of the Wild's last four games.
  • Marcus Foligno has scored a goal in three of his last four appearances with the Wild as favorites.
  • Brock Faber ranks 1st amongst rookies for average time on ice (25:07) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Blues rank 26th in the league for goals per game this season (2.86).
  • The St. Louis Blues rank 25th in the league in power play percentage this season (17.68%).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 29th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (74.38%).
  • The Minnesota Wild rank 2nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.82).

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues prediction

The Minnesota Wild have played the better hockey as of late, and they've won the last three meetings against the Blues. Throw in the losing streak for the Blues, and the Wild should be favored on the road. However, it's only a matter of time before the St. Louis Blues get their act together, and you'd think the ship will right itself on their home ice. The Blues are 17-11-1 at home this season and will play their first home game in well over a week. This losing streak for the Blues took place entirely on the road. Slight plus money, the value is with the Blues in this spot.

Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues +102

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