St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils - 3/6/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (19-31-5) vs St. Louis Blues (32-16-6)

Game Info: Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +155 / St. Louis Blues -192 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Jersey Devils host the St. Louis Blues in Sunday NHL Action.

The St. Louis Blues come into this road contest with an overall record of 32-15-6. Through 53 games, the Blues are 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 191 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, St. Louis is the 4th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.72 goals per game. So far, the Blues have a strength of schedule rating of 26th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 5th ranked team in the NHL.

The New Jersey Devils get set to host the St. Louis Blues with an overall record of 19-31-5. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 55 games, the Devils have scored 168 goals, giving them an average of 3.04. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 29th ranked unit, giving up 3.56 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the St. Louis Blues goal and overall scoring leader is Jordan Kyrou with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 21 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.7%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Pavel Buchnevich, who has 27 assists to go along with his 19 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.13 goals per game. In his 21 games played, he has turned in 14 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 50 games, the New Jersey Devils' goal and overall scoring leader is Jesper Bratt, with 50 points. He has reached his mark of 19 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.7%. So far, 16.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Jack Hughes, who has 22 assists to go along with his 17 goals. However, when on the ice, the Devils are -12.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game.In his 23 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 0.364 percent of the time.

In St. Louis's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 33-21. So far, the Blues have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 15 of their 27 road games. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have a per-game scoring differential of 0.85. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.31 goals. Heading into their game with the New Jersey Devils, the Blues have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 22 goals, accounting for 65.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.57 goals per game 4 times. Look for the Blues to pick up a road win over the Devils.

 

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