Blues vs. Devils - 1/12/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (21-17-5) at St. Louis Blues (24-14-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -161 / New Jersey Devils +145 --- Over/Under: 4.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSMW
The New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues square off Tuesday night at the Scottrade Center.
The New Jersey Devils look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.7 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 17 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 21 assists and Adam Henrique has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 75 goals on 1,014 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 18 goals on 190 shots. Schneider has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues need a nice victory after losing six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 24 goals, Alexander Steen has 24 assists and David Backes has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.6 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 33 goals on 409 shots. Elliott has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games. The Blues are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 36-17 in their last 53 games playing on 2 days rest. The Devils are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
The Blues could use a win and a home game against a subpar team that they've beaten four straight times is just what the doctor ordered. While I'm not thrilled with the price, St. Louis should be able to get the job done here.