Minnesota Wild versus St Louis Blues Pick Prediction NHL Pro Hockey Playoff Game 1 Betting Lines Odds Preview 4-16-2015

The Minnesota Wild will meet in Game 1 the St Louis Blues in an NHL playoff pro hockey game set for Thursday August 16th.

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Start time from St Louis is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.

The Game 1 odds from this NHL playoff game have the home side St Louis Blues the -145 favorite with the return on the underdog Minnesota Wild at +125 odds. The goal total is lined at five.

The teams met four times during the regular season with each team winning twice with one win at home and one on the road. In the two games played in St Louis it was Minnesota posting the 3-1 road win and the Blue earning a 4-2 home victory.

Minnesota finished in fourth place in the Central Standings and qualified as the first wildcard team in the west. They finished the regular season losers of four of six games. The Wild is strong defensively ranking six in goals against and fourth in shots against. They allowed 2.4 goals and 27.6 shots per game. Goalie Devan Dubnyk led the Wild with a record of 36-14-4 with a goal against average of 2.07.

St Louis was winners of the Central standings. They closed play in the regular season winners of two straight and five of their past six games. The Blues are fifth in scoring and goals against average as they push across 2.9 goals and allow 2.4 goals per game. St Louis is second in the league in shots against average by allowing 27.2 per contest. Goalie Brian Elliot finished off the regular season with a record of 26-14-3 and had a goal against average of 2.26.

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