The St. Louis Blues (11-8-1) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (5-10-4) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wild are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Red Wings. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Blues have an overall record of 11-8-1. On the road, St. Louis is 5-5-1 and 6-3-0 at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 7th in the Western conference. St. Louis’ average scoring margin for the season is -0.1, resulting in an overall puck line record of 8-12. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.3, whereas in away games, they are at -0.5.
The Blues recently played against the Blackhawks and secured a win with a score of 4-2. The Blues scored three goals in the first period against the Blackhawks and found the net one time in the 3rd period. Of St. Louis’ four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 28 shots on goal and had 17 giveaways.
St. Louis came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Minnesota Wild Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In today’s game, the Wild will be looking to break out of a two game losing streak. Currently, their record is 5-10-4 which comprises of going 3-4-2 at home and 2-6-2 on the road. In the Western Central division, they are currently 7th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 14th. Minnesota has four wins by more than one goals and dropped seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 4-15 this season.
After suffering a 4-1 loss on the road to the Red Wings, the Wild are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Wild got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. Their one goal came during a power play situation. In total, they took 38 shots on goal and had 6 giveaways.
In this game, Minnesota was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 3 goals per contest placing 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 23rd position in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 6-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 4-5 record.
The Blues come in with an over/under record of 6-12-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
Minnesota Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Wild are scoring an 2.9 goals per game this season, ranking 28th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. This season, the Wild are 4-4 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 1-6 record.
So far, the Wild have an over/under record of 11-7-1. Coming into the game, they have played 11 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7.1 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 12th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Minnesota Team Defense
Defensively, the Wild are currently 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.7 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Blues vs Wild Trends
- The Blues are 3-2 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Across their three previous home games, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Minnesota has an puck line mark of 2-1 while going 0-3 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Blues have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. St. Louis posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Wild to pick up on a win over the Blues at home. With the moneyline sitting at -158, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Wild straight-up.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Blues to cover. Even if the Wild win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Blues should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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