Wild Vs Blues: Game 5 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 10, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 9, 2022

The Minnesota Wild host the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs First Round at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, May 10, beginning at 9:30 PM ET. The teams are tied 2-2 in the series. The latest betting lines show that the Blues are +140 on the moneyline and the Wild are -160 to win this matchup. This contest has an over/under of 6.5 goals.

This article uses lines as of May 10, 2022 at 9:12 PM ET. See all the current odds for this matchup below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Wild Vs Blues Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 10

Wild: None

Blues: Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body), Nick Leddy: Questionable (Upper Body), Marco Scandella: Out (Lower Body), Robert Bortuzzo: Questionable (Head), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper Body)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Wild
Total Pick Over (6.5)
Spread Pick Blues (+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
Pavel Buchnevich 73 30 45 75 199 8 +29
Robert Thomas 72 19 56 75 114 3 +16
Jordan Kyrou 74 27 48 75 188 5 +10
Ivan Barbashev 81 26 34 60 111 4 +4

Betting Trends

  • The Wild have won 42 of their 60 games when listed as a moneyline favorite this season (70.0%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Wild have an implied win probability of 61.5%.
  • This season the Blues have won 14 of the 29 games, or 48.3%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • Oddsmakers have implied, given the moneyline set for this matchup, that the Blues have a 41.7% chance to win.
  • In 47 of 86 matches this season, Minnesota and its opponent have combined to finish above 6.5 goals.
  • St. Louis and its opponent have combined to score more than 6.5 goals in 44 of 86 games this season.
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