Vancouver Canucks vs. St. Louis Blues - 11/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (9-3-3) at Vancouver Canucks (9-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -125 / St. Louis Blues +113 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 10 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 12 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing three goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 31 goals on 373 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 11 goals on 76 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Vancouver Canucks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with seven goals, Elias Pettersson has 14 assists and Tanner Pearson has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 23 goals on 277 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed nine goals on 145 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a road underdog and 12-2 in their last 14 overall. The Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 7-1 in their last 8 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The over is 4-0 in Blues last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 overall. The under is 31-15-9 in the last 55 meetings. The Blues are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 18-7-5 in the last 30 meetings in Vancouver.
Both teams are playing fabulous hockey over the last week or so, so naturally I look at the team that's giving me more bang for my buck. The St. Louis Blues have not only won six of the last nine meetings against the Canucks, but they're back to playing that physical defensive hockey that earned them a title a few months ago. The Blues have also been nothing but money dating back to last season in the underdog role. The Vancouver Canucks should be favored at home with their balanced attack, but the Blues have been kind to us time and time again in these spots.