Hockey betting expectations are growing for the Minnesota Wild as they are a surprise contender for the online hockey betting post season and improved over last year.
The Minnesota Wild will host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night with a start time of 9 PM ET. Sports Gambling is your source for side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account today and have it ready for action.
St. Louis had a record of 23-20-3-4 with the hockey gambling odds and was near the bottom of the Western Conference playoff race. The Blues were subpar on both ends of the ice as they ranked 20th for goal scoring and 18th for goals against average.
St. Louis has been sluggish as of late with just 3 payouts in 10 games from January 10 through February 4. The Blues won only 7 of 23 away games and went over the total in 12 of those road matchups. Alexander Steen led St. Louis with a modest 38 points.
Minnesota was 27-20-1-4 with the hockey lines and in the top 8 of the Western Conference standings for most of the past two months. The Wild have been in good form recently as they paid out in 6 of 8 games from January 16 through February 5. Minnesota was 12-11-0-2 at home with just 9 of their 25 home games going over the total.
Martin Havlat led Minnesota with 45 points. The Wild have been one of the most improved teams in the league so far this season and are a surprise playoff contender in the Western Conference and appear to be in the race for the long haul.
Minnesota has won 12 of the last 20 games in this series including 2 of the last 3. The series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 6 matchups between the teams.
Minnesota has dominated this head to head series at home with 10 payouts in their last 12 matchups at Excel Energy Center against the Blues including the last 3 meetings in St. Paul. This is the first meeting between the teams in this current hockey betting season.