The St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild are two of the hotter teams in the NHL right now. On Sunday, one of them will get cooled off when these sides go head to head for our NHL picks.

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The St. Louis Blues Can Win Because…

They’ve won four straight and are playing with a ton of confidence right now. Since acquiring Ryan Miller, the Blues have won each of his four starts while allowing a total of six goals in the process. More impressive is the fact that three of those four games have come on the road.

Where are you leaning for your NHL picks?The Blues are simply the team to beat right now and Minnesota isn’t the ones that are likely to stop them. The Blues have already topped the Wild twice this season, outscoring them 5-1 in the process. Take the Blues with your sports picks as they’re on a hot streak.

The Minnesota Wild Can Win Because…

They’ve been playing really well. Although they lost last night in Dallas, that was actually their first loss in six games. Their goaltending has been airtight as they had allowed just six goals during their five-game winning streak.

The Wild have been a quality team in 2014 as they are 14-5-2 this year, producing 9.7 units of profits for bettors in that span. They’ll be in their comfort zone on Sunday as they are 19-9 when at home with a total of five.

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Outlook & Pick

Both teams are in a back-to-back situation, but in my view, the Blues are the best team in the NHL right now. I’m happy to take another shot with them at a cheap price on the NHL odds. They’ve now won 17 of 18 against the division, are 8-3 when on the road with a total of five and have won seven of nine in this series. I'll add them to my NHL picks here.

NHL Pick: Blues -114 at Pinnacle