St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks - 11/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (9-9-2) at St. Louis Blues (12-3-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 9.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with nine goals, Hampus Lindholm has nine assists and Rickard Rakell has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 43 goals on 482 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 14 goals on 172 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 10 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 14 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 36 goals on 458 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 13 goals on 110 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in eight straight games.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific. The over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-0 in Blues last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The home team is 38-17-1 in the last 56 meetings. The favorite is 20-9 in the last 29 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are a tough sell during their five-game losing streak, as little is going right for them at the moment and the defense seems to be falling apart. The St. Louis Blues are on the end of a back to back, but they're a physical bunch that has thrived in these situations in the past and are back to their winning ways at home. While the road team has won six straight between the Ducks and Blues, it's the home team that should get the job done here against a struggling Ducks squad that can't catch a break.