Blues vs Canucks Prediction - NHL Picks 10/27/23

Vancouver Canucks (4-2) vs St. Louis Blues (3-2-1)

Game Info: Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -188 / St. Louis Blues +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Blues will play the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. St. Louis has alternated wins and losses over their first six games, while Vancouver has won two games in a row.

Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are 3-2-1 this year after they defeated the Calgary Flames by a score of 3-0 on Thursday. St. Louis scored two goals in the first period and they were able to keep Calgary off of the scoreboard for the shutout victory. The Blues out shot Calgary by a total of 35-27 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. St. Louis has also defeated Pittsburgh and Seattle so far this year. The St. Louis Blues are scoring 2.00 goals per game and they are allowing 2.80 goals against per game, while going 6.7% on the power play and 71.4% on the penalty kill coming into Thursday. Robert Thomas has led the Blues this season with one goal, three assists, and eight shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington, who is 2-1-1 this year with a 1.69 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. 

Canucks Preview

The Vancouver Canucks are 4-2-0 this season after they defeated the Nashville Predators by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Vancouver was tied at one after one, but they scored two goals in the second period and were able to hang on for the win. The Canucks out shot Nashville by a total of 24-18 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. Vancouver defeated the Florida Panthers by a score of 5-3 in the game prior. The Vancouver Canucks are scoring 3.83 goals per game and they are allowing 2.50 goals against per game, while going 35.3% on the power play and 78.3% on the penalty kill. Elias Pettersson has led the Canucks this year with two goals, eight assists, and 13 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vancouver is Thatcher Demko, who is 2-2-0 this season with a 2.57 goals against average and a .923 save percentage. 

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won seven of their last eight games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in nine of the Canucks' last 10 games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Canucks' last five games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Canucks have won the first period in each of their last four home games.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won four of the Blues' last five games.
  • The Blues have covered the puck line in each of their last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Blues have won the second period in five of their last six games against the Canucks.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in 14 of the Blues' last 15 games following a road win.

Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts

  • Andrei Kuzmenko has scored at least one goal in each of the Canucks' last four games as home favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • Andrei Kuzmenko has recorded at least one point in 17 of the Canucks' last 18 games against Central Division opponents.
  • Elias Pettersson has recorded at least one assist in each of the Canucks' last four games as home favorites.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks T2nd in the league for multi-assist games (3) this season.

St. Louis Blues Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Kyrou has scored at least one goal in seven of his last eight Friday night appearances.
  • Torey Krug has recorded a point in each of his last six appearances in night games at Rogers Arena.
  • Torey Krug has recorded an assist in each of his last five appearances in night games at Rogers Arena.
  • Jakub Vrana has the equal-highest Plus/Minus for the Blues this season (+2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks T7th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.50).
  • The Vancouver Canucks ranks 8th in the league for goals per game this season (3.83).
  • The St. Louis Blues ranks T5th in the league for goals against per game this season (2.33).
  • The St. Louis Blues ranks 32nd in the league in penalty minutes this season (41).

Pick

St. Louis has started the season playing pretty well and they have played very solid defense, but they will be on the second game of a back to back here. Vancouver hasn’t played for a few days, so they will have a big advantage in rest and will be at home. The Canucks are 1-0 at home this year and they have won two games in a row coming into this game. St. Louis will have Binnington in net for this game, and he has been great through a few starts. I think we are going to see a lower scoring game here, especially with fatigue setting in for the Blues. Take the under here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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