Bruins vs. Blues - 11/18/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (12-4-1) at Boston Bruins (11-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -113 / St. Louis Blues +102 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, NESN, TVA
The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins play Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
The St. Louis Blues have won 10 of their last 11 games and are in first place in the Central division. The reason for the Blues success has been defense that’s allowing 1.9 goals per game and has allowed 10 goals in their last six games. The Blues have allowed two power play goals in their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are 8-2 this season when allowing two or less goals. Jake Allen has allowed 10 goals on 149 shots and Brian Elliott has given up 21 goals on 301 shots faced. Offensively, Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 10 goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has 15 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 54 shots on goal. The St. Louis Blues have four power play goals in their last three games. This is also the first of a four-game road trip for the Blues, and they’ve won three straight away from home.
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The Boston Bruins have won six of their last eight games and are making progress in the Atlantic. Despite scoring just four goals in their last three games, the Bruins offense has improved to the point they’re averaging 2.6 goals on the season. The Boston Bruins have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals and they’ve scored four power play goals in their last five games. Carl Soderberg is one of three Boston players with five goals, Patrice Bergeron has 10 assists and Brad Marchand has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, Niklas Svedberg has allowed 14 goals on 168 shots and Tuukka Rask has given up 34 goals on 369 shots faced. The Bruins have allowed two power play goals in their last three games.
The Blues are 40-13 in their last 53 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-1 in their last 11 overall. The Bruins are 38-13 in their last 51 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Central. The Blues are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Boston and 15-4-1 in the last 20 meetings overall.
You really can't go wrong with either side you pick, but the St. Louis Blues have owned the Boston Bruins in thier house recently. Give me the Blues and the plus money.