Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated May 08, 2022

With back-to-back wins, the momentum of this first round series has shifted to the Minnesota Wild as they prepare to face the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 on Sunday.

Minnesota
53-22-3-4
AT
May 08, 2022, 4:30 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
49-22-8-3
Puckline +1.5 -266
Moneyline -115
Over / Under o +6.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

Puckline -1.5 +220
Moneyline -105
Over / Under u +6.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

The Minnesota Wild have taken control of this series against the St. Louis Blues after dominating with a 5-1 victory in Game 3 and taking a 2-1 series lead.

Sunday’s Game 4 in St. Louis sits as a pick’em on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Wild vs. Blues NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

At the start of this series, while the money was in favour of the Wild, the numbers favoured the Blues. Now after three games, the Wild are even a bigger favourite to win the series than before.

The money has shifted back to Minnesota as they are a -270 favourite to win the series. The favoured result is the Wild winning in five games at +350. The next series outcomes has the Wild winning in six at +375.

The Wild have outscored the Blues in the last two games a combined 11-3. Minnesota is 5-0 in their last five Sunday games. In addition, Minnesota is 6-1 in their last seven games on one day of rest.

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota was finally able to change their luck around against the Blues in the last two games. The Wild are showing why they have an offence that is ranked seventh in the playoffs, averaging 3.67 goals per game. Kirill Kaprizov was at it again for the Wild in Game 3, but it is the depth scoring that continues to produce. From Joel Eriksson Ek to Mats Zuccarello to Jordan Greenway and everyone in between. Just think Kevin Fiala and Matt Boldy don’t have a single point yet in this series.

Marc-Andre Fleury has rebounded from a bad loss in Game 1. There is a reason the Wild acquired the veteran goaltender and it was for moments like these. He has given this Wild team confidence on defence. Minnesota is ranked seventh in the playoffs on defence, giving up 2.33 goals per game. Fleury is a big reason why.

St. Louis Blues

After a great Game 1, Ville Husso has not looked good for the Blues. He surrendered six goals in Game 2 and five goals in Game 3. It would not be surprising to see Jordan Binnington enter this series. The Blues have to change something if they do not want to lose three straight games.

St. Louis is getting run out of the building by a very good Minnesota team. This was the case last year when they played Colorado. However, the Blues have three key injuries to Torey Krug, Robert Bortuzzo, and Nick Leddy. That does them no favours when three of their six defencemen are out with injuries.

That is still not a reason for this highly offensive team to play so poorly 5-v-5. The Blues have scored just three 5-v-5 goals. That has to change if the Blues want to get back in this series.

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