Free NHL Picks For Tonight (Feb 27): Blues vs Wild Prediction
The NHL has nine games on the board for Tuesday night. One of the highlights of the night will be the Central Division battle between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues. That rivalry game will air on NBCSN at 8:00 PM Eastern time. My picks for tonight is below and the odds can be found at Sportsbetting.ag – Don’t Miss 75% Up To $1000 Bonus. If you have thought about buying sports betting picks you should read our Pay For Picks article and take advantage of our free NHL consensus picks instead of paying.
St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild Predictions
St. Louis enters the night in fifth place of the Central Division. The Blues are 34-25-4. Minnesota has gone 35-20-7, which is good enough for the third position in the Central Division. St. Louis and Minnesota have met three times before Tuesday night’s matchup. The first game between these two teams was on November 25 in St. Louis. The Blues scored three goals in the first and third period in route to a 6-3 victory. Colton Parayko, Jaden Schwartz, Alex Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko led the game in points with two.
The second matchup was held in Minnesota on December 2. The second game of the season series was really close. Ryan Suter scored in the first period to give the Wild a 1-0 lead. Patrik Berglund scored on the power play in the second period to tie it up. The game remained tied for the rest of regulation. Matthew Dumba won it for the Wild in overtime. Jake Allen had twenty-three saves. Devan Dubnyk stopped forty-one shots.
The third and most recent matchup between these teams was on February 6 in St. Louis. Minnesota put together a dominant performance as they walked away with a 6-2 victory. Mikael Granlund, Mikko Koivu, Eric Staal, Jason Zucker and Colton Parayko all led the game in scoring with two points. Devan Dubnyk had a solid performance. He stopped thirty-five of the thirty-seven shots taken on him.
Devan Dubnyk is expected to be in net for the Wild. Dubnyk has gone 26-11-5 this season. He has a .919 save percentage and a 2.55 GAA. Dubnyk played in the previous three games against the Blues. In all three matchups he faced the most shots in the game. He has held up well so far, but St. Louis will be looking to break through on Tuesday night.
St. Louis Blues (+131) at Minnesota Wild (-145)
Carter Hutton is likely going to be in net against the Wild. The Blues have been playing poorly recently and they will be looking to get a boost from their goaltending. Hutton has a .938 save percentage and a 1.87 GAA. He has gone 15-6-2 this season.
St. Louis has lost six games in a row. The Blues have also been shut out in their last two matchups. This trend is likely to change soon and in a big rivalry game such as this one, I expect the Blues to step up. Minnesota enters the night on a four-game winning streak. This trend, like the Blues losing streak, is likely to end soon. I believe both could change on Tuesday night.
The Wild are listed as -145, which implies they going to win this game fifty-nine percent of the time. If the Wild win, they will take the season series 3-1. These two teams are more likely to split the season series in my opinion. As a large underdog, I believe the Blues are a great team to look at.