St. Louis Blues vs. New York Islanders - 11/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (8-6-2) at St. Louis Blues (13-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -165 / New York Islanders +149 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSMW
The New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scottrade Center.
The New York Islanders could use a feel good victory here after splitting their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with 12 goals, Josh Bailey has 15 assists and Anders Lee has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 24 goals on 256 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 23 goals on 226 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
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The St. Louis Blues look to keep the puck rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis with nine goals, Brayden Schenn has 15 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 31 goals on 391 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed seven goals on 130 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Islanders are 16-35 in their last 51 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 16-5 in their last 21 home games and 40-18 in their last 58 overall. The Islanders are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis, 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Islanders continue to struggle defensively and the inconsistent results continue as well. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues have been rock solid all year long, as they're getting the job done at both ends of the net, especially defensively where nothing comes easy. Given the Blues have also had a great deal of success at home, I'll take them here against an Islanders team that played last night.