The St. Louis Blues, spearheaded by David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly, are ready to take the ice against Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Western Conference showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, January 27, and it will air live on Sportsnet Pacific.
St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds
St. Louis is 30-19 straight up (SU) and has netted 6.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 49 regular season outings, 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under and none have pushed. As the road team in 2019-20, the Blue Notes are 13-11 SU.
St. Louis has converted on 25.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 10th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 26.2 saves per game with a .912 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (22-13-5) has been the top option in goal for St. Louis this season. If head coach Craig Berube chooses to rest him, however, the team could roll with Jake Allen (8-9-3 record, .927 save percentage, 2.22 goals against average).
On the other side of the ice, Vancouver is 27-22 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 5.4 units this year. 24 of its matches have gone over the total, while 22 have gone under and just three have pushed. It’s 16-8 SU as the home team this season.
The Canucks have converted on 23.1 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.6 percent of all opponent power plays.
Jacob Markstrom has stopped 29.1 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Canucks. Markstrom has 18 wins, 16 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit and has registered a .916 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average this year.
St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks Betting Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Under
The Canucks are 3-1 in games decided by shootout. The Blues are 0-3 in shootouts.
Nine of Vancouver’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 6-3 overall in those games.
St. Louis skaters recorded 22.5 hits per game last season, while the Nucks forced 21.9 hits per contest.