St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild Game 2 NHL Lines & Info:When: Friday, April 14 at 8 PM EST Where: Xcel Energy Arena, Minneapolis TV: NBCSN Radio: KFAN FM 100.3 Live Stream: NBC Sports Stream NHL Odds: Minnesota Wild -1½+145
Why bet on the St. Louis BluesThe Blues served notice that they might be able to steal one on the road in the last regular season meeting with the Wild, which they won 2-1 in Minneapolis. It certainly also helped that the Blues finished the season on a high note, going 7-1-2 in their final 10 games. The Blues look as though they might well be one of those teams that got hot at the right time, and they can apply some serious pressure to the Wild if they can win Game 2 as well. As it is, the win in the opening game needs to be considered job done, as getting a split on the road to start the series is what every team looks to do in their playoff series.
Why bet on the Minnesota WildThe Minnesota Wild are now in a bit of a hole after dropping the first game of the series, but they still have a solid home ice record to fall back on, as they went 27-12-2 at home during the regular season. Their main concern from Game 1 may well be their lack of offensive output, which was uncommon for a team that was among the highest scorers in the NHL during the regular season. The last time these two teams met in the playoffs was 2015, and it was the Wild who won that one in 6 games after winning the opening game. They will be hoping that trend does not apply in this one.
- St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home
- Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games