Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues - 3/28/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (35-20-9) vs Vancouver Canucks (32-26-9)
Game Info: Monday, March 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues -179 / Vancouver Canucks +144 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues host the Vancouver Canucks in Monday NHL Action.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 32-26-9. Through 67 games, the Canucks are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 192 times, good for a rank of 20th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 13th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.81 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 18th ranked team in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 35-20-9. This mark places them 3rd in the Central division. Through 64 games, the Blues have scored 226 goals, giving them an average of 3.5. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams. On defense, St. Louis is the 10th ranked unit, giving up 2.88 goals per contest. So far, the Blues have played the 24th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account St. Louis's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.
Through 65 games, the Vancouver Canucks goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller with 80 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.8%. So far, 25.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 48 assists to go along with his 5 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has turned in 29 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the St. Louis Blues leader in points is Jordan Kyrou. In St. Louis's 64 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 40 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. The team's top overall goal scorer is David Perron. Of his 22 goals, 41.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +9.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.43 goals per game. In his 28 games played, he has turned in 16 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Canucks have an over-under record of 33-34. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 20-15. On the season, 49.0% of Vancouver's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 51.0% of the scoring coming from the Canucks. In St. Louis's 64 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 33-30-1. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-15-1. On the season, 58.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Blues. Look for this to be a low-scoring game falling below the betting line of 6 goals.
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