The Minnesota Wild (35-15-5) and St. Louis Blues (26-20-9) play the second end of a two-game set Thursday as they wrap up the regular season. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Enterprise Center. Below, we analyze the Wild-Blues odds and lines, with NHL picks and predictions.
The Wild were dumped 4-0 in the front end of the two-game set against the Blues, snapping a four-game road win streak. Minnesota is locked into the three-seed in the first round of the playoffs.
The Blues are locked into the fourth seed, but they’re finishing up strong. They’re 6-1-3 across the past 10 outings, and they posted the shutout win in the front end of the set Wednesday.
Wild at Blues: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Wild -110 (bet $110 to win $100) | Blues -110 (bet $110 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Wild +1.5 (-275) | Blues -1.5 (-220)
- Over/Under: 6 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Wild at Blues: Projected starting goalies
Kaapo Kahkonen (16-7-0, 2.70 GAA, .908 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Jordan Binnington (17-14-8, 2.64 GAA, .911 SV%)
Kahkonen will finish up the regular season in the crease for the Wild, as they look to enter the playoffs on a high note. He enters on a four-game win streak, including a 4-3 overtime victory over the Wild on May 1.
Binnington allowed one goal on 27 shots on Monday in Los Angeles, and he hasn’t lost in regulation in eight starts since April 22 against the Colorado Avalanche. He is 2-1-1 with a 2.52 GAA and .903 SV% in four starts against the Wild.
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Wild at Blues: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Blues 3, Wild 2
Money line (ML)
The BLUES (-110) are worth the play in this coin-flip regular-season finale over the Wild (-110). St. Louis has lost just once in regulation across the past 10 games, and you need to play the hotter team.
Against the spread (ATS)
The Wild +1.5 (-275) will cost you nearly three times your potential return for a little insurance, but it’s just not worth it. Plus, Minnesota was dusted 4-0 in the front end of the set, so it’s not a smart play, either.
UNDER 6 (-115) is the look in Thursday’s regular-season finale. The Under has hit in five of the past six for the Blues, while the Over/Under has split in the past four for the Wild.
The Over is 3-1 in the past four in this series, but the Under connected in the front end of the set Wednesday.
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