St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild Free Prediction 11/2/19

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The St. Louis Blues, led by David Perron and Brayden Schenn, are preparing to take the ice against Eric Staal, Jason Zucker, and the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Center in a Central Division matchup. Fox Sports Midwest will showcase the game, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 2.

St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild Odds

St. Louis is 8-6 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.7 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Seven of its matches have gone under the total, while six have gone over and none have pushed. The Blue Notes are 3-3 SU on the road in 2019-20.

The Blues have impressively scored on 28.3 percent of their power play opportunities so far. That’s a noticeable improvement from last season, when they were ranked 15th in the league by converting on 19.9 percent of their extra-man advantages. Their penalty kill has also gotten stronger, as they’ve gone from successfully defending 80.1 percent of opponents’ power plays (ranked 16th overall last season) to 83.7 percent this year..

Averaging 28.5 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (7-5-3) has been the best option in goal for St. Louis this year. Binnington played last night, however, so St. Louis could decide to rest him and go with Jake Allen instead (1-1 record, .849 save percentage, 4.17 goals against average).

Minnesota is 4-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 13 regular season matches, six of its games have gone over the total, while five have gone under and just two have pushed. The team is 3-1 SU at home so far this year.

The Wild have converted on just 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.0 percent of all opponent power plays.

Devan Dubnyk has stopped 24.1 shots per game as the top netminder in goal for the Wild. Dubnyk has two wins and six losses and has registered a subpar .885 save percentage and 3.65 goals against average this season.

St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Wild, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • After registering a 3-3 record in games decided by a shootout last season, the Blues are off to a 0-1 start in shootouts this year. The Wild were 1-4 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
  • For both of these teams, the under has hit in three of their past five matches.
  • St. Louis skaters notched 22.5 hits per game last season, while the Wild logged 19.5 hits per matchup.