The Anaheim Ducks, spearheaded by Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg, are ready to take the ice against David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in a Western Conference tilt. The game will get started at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, and you can view the game live on Prime Ticket.
Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
Offering a moneyline of -215, St. Louis enters the contest as the substantial favorite. The line for the Ducks sits at +180 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
St. Louis is 29-17 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.4 units for moneyline bettors this season. That win percentage, the NHL’s second-best so far in the early season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during last year’s regular season (45-37). Through 46 regular season outings, 23 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while an additional 23 have gone under and none have pushed. This year, the team is 16-7 SU at home.
The Blues have converted on 25.2 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 26.9 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (22 wins, 11 losses, and four OT losses) has been the most dependable option in goal for the Blue Notes this season. If head coach Craig Berube chooses to give him a breather, however, the team could turn to Jake Allen (7-8-8 record, .924 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average).
In the other locker room, Anaheim is 17-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 25 of its matches have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Ducks are 6-16 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 24th overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.1 percent of all penalties.
John Gibson (28.1 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson has 13 wins, 21 losses, and three OT losses to his credit, while registering a .905 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average this year.
Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
Free Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
Two of the Ducks’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 2-0 in those games and 4-1 overall in shootouts this season.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in four of their past five outings.
Over Anaheim’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 0-5 in those games).
Anaheim skaters registered 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Blues logged 22.5 hits per matchup.