St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks - 4/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks - 4/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (30-34-14) vs St. Louis Blues (47-20-11)

Game Info: Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Honda Center)

Betting Odds: Anaheim Ducks +195 / St. Louis Blues -238 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

 

The Anaheim Ducks host the St. Louis Blues in Sunday NHL Action.

The St. Louis Blues come into this road contest with an overall record of 47-20-11. Through 78 games, the Blues are 3rd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 293 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, St. Louis is the 10th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.82 goals per game. So far, the Blues have a strength of schedule rating of 27th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th-ranked team in the NHL.

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The Anaheim Ducks get set to host the St. Louis Blues with an overall record of 30-34-14. This mark places them 6th in the Pacific division. Through 78 games, the Ducks have scored 220 goals, giving them an average of 2.77. This output gives them a rank of 23rd among NHL teams. On defense, Anaheim is the 23rd-ranked unit, giving up 3.21 goals per contest. So far, the Ducks have played the 11th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Anaheim's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.

Through 71 games, the St. Louis Blues goal and overall scoring leader is Vladimir Tarasenko with 79 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.8%. So far, 15.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Robert Thomas, who has 55 assists to go along with his 20 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.46 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 71 games, the Anaheim Ducks' goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry, with 64 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.1%. So far, 22.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 36 assists to go along with his 21 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are -24 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.16 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 50 percent of the time.

In St. Louis's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-35-2. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-16-1. On the season, 60.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Blues. In Anaheim's 78 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 38-37-3. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing at home, going just 17-21-2. On the season, 53.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Look for this matchup to surpass the line of 6.5 goals, as when looking at each team's expected goals allowed numbers, the Blues and Ducks are ranked 29th and 28th, respectively.

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