Blues vs. Ducks - 3/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (37-20-9) at St. Louis Blues (39-20-9)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -116 / Anaheim Ducks +105 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, FSMW
The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues square off Friday night at the Scottrade Center.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 28 goals, Rickard Rakell has 19 assists and Ryan Kesler has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.6 percent of their power play chances. John Gibson has allowed 59 goals on 728 shots faced and Frederik Andersen has given up 71 goals on 913 shots. Andersen has allowed four goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues hope to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 30 goals, Alexander Steen has 30 assists and David Backes has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 85 goals on 1,103 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 65 goals on 920 shots. Allen has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blues are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-1 in their last 8 games following a win. The Ducks are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in St. Louis and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings overall.
We have two teams playing solid hockey at the moment, so this game could truly go either way. However, the Blues have beaten the Ducks in eight of the last 11 meetings in St. Louis and have done a great job of stringing together wins. I give the edge to the Blues at home.