St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anaheim Ducks (17-23-5) at St. Louis Blues (29-10-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -206 / Anaheim Ducks +185 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Jakob Silfverberg leads Anaheim with 15 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 19 assists and Rickard Rakell has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 96 goals on 1,023 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 36 goals on 358 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.
The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 19 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 32 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 78 goals on 945 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 33 goals on 436 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Ducks are 19-40 in their last 59 road games, 20-44 in their last 64 games as a road underdog and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Blues are 8-0 in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite and 36-16 in their last 52 home games. The over is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 overall. The Ducks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis. The home team is 38-18-1 in the last 57 meetings. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis.
The Anaheim Ducks simply can't win on the road and they have a defensive issue that goes with them no matter where they play. The St. Louis Blues remain in this ridiculous winning stretch where they bully their opponent and make them work hard for anything and everything they get. The Ducks aren't the team that's going to slowdown these Blues, especially on the road. Give me the Blues for another victory and I'll take the PL to shave down an expensive ML price.