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Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues - 2/13/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights
Date & Time Thursday February 13, 2020, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, T-Mobile Arena, Hughes Center, Paradise, Paradise, Clark County, Nevada, 89109, USA
The Line
Vegas Golden Knights -154
TV Channel
FSMW, ATRM
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights meet Thursday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.

The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 39 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 104 goals on 1,152 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 39 goals on 522 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in nine straight games.

The Vegas Golden Knights need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 24 goals, Mark Stone has 33 assists and Reilly Smith has 144 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 115 goals on 1,197 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 50 goals on 492 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 15 games.

The Blues are 10-3 in their last 13 Thursday games, 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Golden Knights are 4-10 in their last 14 Thursday games, 2-7 in their last 9 games as a favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 games as a home favorite. The over is 3-1-2 in Blues last 6 overall. The over is 6-1 in Golden Knights last 7 home games. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues have fallen apart these last few weeks and have done some of their worst work on the road. The St. Louis Blues just aren't all that attractive when they're not able to play physical, defensive hockey. The Vegas Golden Knights have had issues of their own, but they're usually a solid bet on their home ice and one would think a bounce back victory is in the cards. I'll lay the reasonable juice with the Golden Knights at home.

Pick:
Vegas Golden Knights -154

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