Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues - 3/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (16-13-5) vs Anaheim Ducks (10-19-6)
Game Info: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -250 / Anaheim Ducks +222 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues meet Sunday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 10 goals, Rickard Rakell has 15 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 75.5 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 69 goals on 673 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 40 goals on 334 shots.
The St. Louis Blues need a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 12 goals, David Perron has 21 assists and Torey Krug has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 67 goals on 695 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 33 goals on 288 shots.
The Ducks are 25-51 in their last 76 road games and 17-36 in their last 53 overall. The Blues are 4-17 in their last 21 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Blues last 5 home games. The Ducks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings. The favorite is 39-17 in the last 56 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks are a team I've faded left and right the last couple of seasons and I'm not thrilled about backing them here, but we're getting monster plus money to fade the team on the other side. The St. Louis Blues have lost eight of their last 10 games, they don't win on their home ice and they just lost to these Ducks on Saturday as big favorites. I'm not laying juice with the Blues until they get their act together. In terms of value, I'll take a shot with the Ducks and the big plus money.