St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks - 3/11/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (41-19-10) at Anaheim Ducks (29-32-9)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 25 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 47 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 220 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 126 goals on 1,430 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 47 goals on 628 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 23 games.
The Anaheim Ducks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 25 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 28 assists and Rickard Rakell has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 149 goals on 1,552 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 62 goals on 643 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 22 games.
The Blues are 6-21-1 in the last 28 meetings in Anaheim. The favorite is 34-16 in the last 50 meetings. The home team is 39-18-1 in the last 58 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim.
The St. Louis Blues have won four of the last six meetings against the Ducks and three of those victories were decided by two or more goals. I don't trust the Anaheim Ducks to string wins together, and I certainly don't trust them on the end of back to backs or against some of the better teams in the league. The Blues are starting to find their form at the right time with playoffs right around the corner and thy have a defense to give Anaheim Ducks all kinds of fits. I'll take the Blues and the PL for max value.