Arizona Coyotes at St. Louis Blues - 2/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (7-2-1) vs Arizona Coyotes (3-5-1)
Game Info: Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -175 / Arizona Coyotes +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Christian Dvorak leads Arizona with five goals, Jakob Chychrun has five assists and Conor Garland has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 21 goals on 221 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up three goals on 34 shots.
The St. Louis Blues look to build on their four-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with six goals, Jordan Kyrou has seven assists and David Perron has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 70.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 20 goals on 241 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 10 goals on 74 shots.
The Coyotes are 25-53 in their last 78 Thursday games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 3-8 in their last 11 home games. The over is 9-2-1 in Coyotes last 12 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The Coyotes are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in St. Louis and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have shown flashes here and there, but they're a lot like last years club that just couldn't break through and find consistency. The Coyotes have also been downright awful on the road dating back to last season. The St. Louis Blues are riding a nice little winning streak, which includes a win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. The Blues had an answer for the Coyotes every time they found the back of the net in that contest. I'll take the Blues, and I'll shave down the ML price by siding with the PL.