Vegas Golden Knights at St. Louis Blues - 4/7/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (16-16-6) vs Vegas Golden Knights (25-10-2)
Game Info: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +131 / Vegas Golden Knights -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 18 goals, Mark Stone has 29 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 22 goals on 271 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 55 goals on 724 shots.
The St. Louis Blues need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads St. Louis with 13 goals, David Perron has 24 assists and Torey Krug has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 74 goals on 772 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 40 goals on 341 shots.
The Golden Knights are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 48-22 in their last 70 overall. The Blues are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 2-12 in their last 14 overall. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in St. Louis and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Vegas Golden Knights have cooled off over the last week or so, but they're still money in the favorite role dating back to last season and they usually win the games they're supposed to win. The St. Louis Blues are more talented than what they've shown, but eventually they need to cash some tickets before you can back them with confidence. The Blues are on the struggle bus right now and they've lost four of the five meetings against the Golden Knights this season. This price could be a lot steeper than what it is. Give me the Vegas Golden Knights.
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Randy’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -145
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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