Wild Vs Blues: Game 4 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 8, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 7, 2022

The Minnesota Wild visit the St. Louis Blues Sunday in Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs First Round, starting at 4:30 PM ET on R360. The Wild hold a 2-1 advantage in the series. The Wild are listed at -105 to win on the moneyline, while the Blues currently have -115 odds to win this matchup. The over/under is 6.5 for this matchup.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of May 8, 2022 at 3:12 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Wild Vs Blues Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 8

Wild: None

Blues: Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body), Nick Leddy: Questionable (Upper Body), Robert Bortuzzo: Questionable (Head), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper Body), Scott Perunovich: Questionable (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Blues
Total Pick Over (6.5)
Spread Pick Wild (+1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Wild Vs Blues Team Stats

Wild Avg. (Rank) Blues Avg. (Rank)
3.72 (5th) Goals Scored 3.78 (3rd)
3.06 (17th) Goals Allowed 2.91 (11th)
32.4 (11th) Shots 30.3 (18th)
31.3 (14th) Shots Allowed 31.6 (16th)

Wild Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Kirill Kaprizov 81 47 61 108 289 14 +27
Kevin Fiala 82 34 50 84 263 5 +23
Mats Zuccarello 70 24 55 79 159 7 +21
Ryan Hartman 82 34 31 65 239 1 +30
Joel Eriksson Ek 77 25 24 49 223 12 +16

Blues Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Vladimir Tarasenko 75 34 47 81 230 5 +6
Robert Thomas 72 19 56 75 114 3 +16
Pavel Buchnevich 73 30 45 75 199 8 +29
Jordan Kyrou 74 27 48 75 188 5 +10
Ivan Barbashev 81 26 34 60 111 4 +4

Betting Trends

  • The Wild have compiled a 42-17 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Wild’s implied win probability is 53.5%.
  • This season the Blues have won 13 of the 28 games, or 46.4%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • The moneyline set for this contest implies a 51.2% chance of victory for the Blues.
  • Minnesota’s games this season have finished above this matchup’s total of 6.5 goals 46 times.
  • St. Louis has played 43 games this season with over 6.5 goals.
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