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(46-29-5) St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild (49-25-6)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 1
Date: Wednesday, April 12th
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blues +135, Wild -155
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Western conference showdown starts on Wednesday night with five games. One of those match ups is between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues.
This series has all kinds of story lines written all over it, but the biggest has to do with Blues head coach.
Mike Yeo is bringing the Blues to the playoffs to face off against the team that fired him last year, the Minnesota Wild.
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues seem to be getting themselves hot at the right time.
A few months ago people were already preparing for next year with the Blues, as most figured this team would be missing the playoffs, but then the Blues made a coaching change and this team seems to ave responded to Mike Yeo.
In the last ten games the Blues have won seven of them including the last three. They have been getting all kinds of offensive production as of late. In the last three games the Blues have scored 14 points.
To win this game they need to just try and get as many pucks on goal as they can. If they can rattle the Wild early they can take a 1-0 lead in this series.
On the other side of this match up is the Minnesota Wild. Unlike the Blues they scuffled the last couple months of the season but they were still able to get four straight wins to close out the season.
The biggest question for the Wild is in net and his name is Devan Dubnyk. Will he play like the goalie that the Wild had for the first few months of the season, or will they have the one from the last couple months that couldn’t seem to stop much.
For the Wild to have success in this game he needs to play well early on. If he lets a goal in early it could be a long night.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3-1 in STL last 12 road games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in STL last 8 vs. Central.
- STL are 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- Over is 18-7-1 in MIN last 26 home games.
- Over is 33-15-3 in MIN last 51 overall.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild NHL Playoff Prediction:
The Xcel Energy Center might be the loudest arena in the NHL when it comes to the playoffs and I think that will be the difference in this game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Wild -155
The Wild will get off to a fast start and cruise to a 1-0 series lead.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Wild 3 – Blues 1
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