Canucks vs. Blues - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (41-22-9) at Vancouver Canucks (27-31-12)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +155 / St. Louis Blues -175 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.8 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 33 goals, David Backes has 20 assists and Alexander Steen has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 100 goals on 1,212 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 65 goals on 920 shots. Allen has allowed 13 goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 26 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 119 goals on 1,402 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 63 goals on 736 shots. Miller has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 39-19 in their last 58 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-3 in their last 11 road games. The Canucks are 4-11 in their last 15 home games and 8-19 in their last 27 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
While both teams are heading in different directions, we are getting heavy plus money with a Canucks team at home that's beaten the Blues in six of the last seven meetings. I'll take a shot in the dark with the home team.