New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues - 3/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (40-17-10) at New Jersey Devils (26-28-12)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +158 / St. Louis Blues -175 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV: MSG+, FSMW
The St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils meet Friday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The St. Louis Blues look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 25 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 47 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 207 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 121 goals on 1,365 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 47 goals on 599 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 13 of their last 20 games.
The New Jersey Devils need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Nikita Gusev has 30 assists and P.K. Subban has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 38 goals on 322 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 116 goals on 1,385 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in six of their last 14 games.
The Blues are 20-8 in their last 28 games as a favorite, 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 8-0 in their last 8 overall. The Devils are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 5-21 in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-2-1 in Blues last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 8-0 in Devils last 8 overall. The Blues are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in New Jersey and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are on fire, but they have prove they can take that success on the road a bit more consistently. The New Jersey Devils have won four straight at home, but they're a team that usually doesn't get the job done in the underdog role and they've lost 12 straight games to the Blues. The St. Louis Blues haven't lost to the Devils since January of 2014, and that includes a 3-0 shutout victory just a couple of weeks ago. Based on the one-sided history, I'll take the Blues and the PL for added value.