Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated May 06, 2022

Deadlocked at one win apiece, the second-round series between the Blues and Wild will shift to St. Louis for Game 3 on Friday.

Minnesota
53-22-3-4
AT
May 06, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
49-22-8-3
Puckline +1.5 -216
Moneyline +117
Over / Under o +6.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

Puckline -1.5 +180
Moneyline -141
Over / Under u +6.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

As the scene shifts back to St. Louis for Game 3, this series is up for grabs.

Minnesota showed off their dominance with a 6-2 win in Game 2 tying the series at 1-1. The Blues will look for answers, while the Wild want to play the same game.

St. Louis is a -129 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5 goals.

Wild vs. Blues NHL Betting Odds

Before this series began, some oddsmakers had the Blues winning, while others had the Wild coming out on top. After two games, nothing has changed. Both teams have established their dominance.

While the money is still slightly favouring Minnesota, both the Wild and Blues are -111 to win the series. The best odds to win the series is Minnesota in seven at +326. But St. Louis in six games is right up there at +351.

Despite Minnesota evening the series, the numbers still favour the Blues, especially on home ice. The home team is 6-2 over the last eight meetings. Over the last 28 meetings, the Blues are 20-8 in St. Louis, including 4-0 in the last four meetings against the Wild.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild’s offence showed why they were one of the best teams all season long. Kirill Kaprizov recorded a hat trick in the Wild’s 6-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. Not only was it his first hat trick in the playoffs, it was also the first hat trick in Wild postseason history. Also getting on the board for the Wild was Joel Eriksson Ek as he recorded a three-point night.

The Wild need Eriksson Ek, Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello to continue to produce for their offence to be effective. There is a reason why the Wild boasts six or more 20-goal scorers.

Marc-Andre Fleury and the Wild penalty kill were much improved in Game 2. Though they surrendered a power-play goal, the Wild played much better in front of Fleury. Fleury also had a better game, allowing his team to feel confident.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues are looking to rebound after a pitiful performance in Game 2. Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas, and Jordan Kyrou all recorded points in the Blues loss to the Wild. Tarasenko and Thomas each had two points.

St. Louis will need to stay out of the penalty box against the Wild as Minnesota capitalized on two of their three chances. Not to mention the Blues have to be better five-on-five as well. They gave up too many high danger chances in Game 2.

It will be interesting to see if Jordan Binnington appears in this series as Ville Husso gave up six goals on Wednesday. With the Blues having two capable goalies, head coach Craig Berube may have to go back to the man who brought St. Louis to the Promised Land in 2019.

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