Stadium: Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota have effectively brought the regular season to their logical conclusion by securing playoffs. St. Louis are also in a good situation. They are in 4th place, just 1 point ahead of Arizona, but already with three games in hand. In general, everything is in the hands of Craig Berube’s team. St. Loius should beat Minessota in the upcoming match.
Minnesota didn’t let themselves be doubted
The Wild started strongly for the playoffs around the end of the first quarter and made it there without any trouble. Few expected such a powerhouse as Minnesota on the eve of the season, but there was little doubt as the season progressed. They’re a well-balanced, well-trained team that knows how to work on the ice. Now we’re waiting for Dean Evason’s team to do something good in the playoffs as well.
Minnesota approach this game against St. Louis after seven straight victories, all during regular time. Diverse California underdogs are one thing, but the important thing is that Arizona have lost three times during this run again.
St. Louis will go all the way to the win
Craig Berube’s team is having a very difficult season. At one point, it even looked like the Blues were about to fall apart, losing their playoff chances long before the end of the regular season. All the same, the experienced team managed to come to their senses, more or less manage to play defense and their chances are quite good right now. All that matters is to score some points in the remaining games and then there will be no problem with keeping their place in the top 4.
The Blues have two straight wins before the game against Minnesota. On home ice, the Blues beat Colorado 5-3 and 4-1. A serious bid to regain their lost status.
Expert Betting Tips
As it seems, the question of motivation could play a key role here. The Blues have not yet secured a playoff spot, while Minnesota will understandably not be lazy, but in those moments when something goes wrong, will not try very hard. The prediction is that St. Louis will be closer to winning.
- St. Louis to win the match at odds of 2.10;
- St. Louis will not lose and Total Under 6.5 for about 2.00;
- St. Louis to win with a handicap (0) for around 2.30.