Coyotes vs. Blues - 2/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (33-17-9) at Arizona Coyotes (26-24-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +121 / St. Louis Blues -134 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSAZ
The St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes square off Saturday night at the Gila River Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Alexander Steen has 29 assists and Robby Fabbri has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 58 goals on 883 shots. Elliott has allowed three goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 21 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 28 assists and Anthony Duclair has 76 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 58 goals on 690 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 59 goals on 598 shots. Domingue has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 60-24 in their last 84 Saturday games. The Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-43 in their last 56 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 19-7 in the last 26 meetings overall.
The Blues are on fire right now and have beaten the Coyotes in each of the last six meetings. It's hard not to back the road team at the small price.