St. Louis Blues vs. Florida Panthers - 3/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (34-26-8) at St. Louis Blues (40-18-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues +140 / Florida Panthers -167 --- Over/Under: 6.5
TV: SN-Ontario, SN-East, SN-Pacific, FS-Midwest, FS-Florida, NHL
The Florida Panthers and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.
The Florida Panthers come into this game looking to build on a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in their last outing. Mike Hoffman led the Panthers with a goal and assist as well as putting a team-high 7 shots on goal in the win while MacKenzie Weegar, Jonathan Huberdeau and Lucas Wallmark all added goals in the scoring column as well for Florida. Aaron Ekblad had a pair of assists while Erik Haula, Noel Acciari and Frank Vatrano all chipped in an assist as well in the victory. Chris Driedger picked up the win in goal to improve to 6-2-1 on the year after stopping 33 of 34 shots faced in the winning effort.
The St. Louis Blues come into this game looking to build on a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their last outing on Sunday. Alex Pietrangelo and Robert Bortuzzo were the goal scorers for the Blues in the win with Jaden Schwartz adding a pair of assists. Sammy Blais and Brayden Schenn also chipped in an assist as well in the victory. Pietrangelo led St. Louis with 5 shots on goal while Colton Parayko had 4 shots on goal in the victory for the Blues. Jake Allen picked up the win in goal to improve to 11-6-3 on the year after stopping all 29 shots faced in the winning effort for his his 1st shutout of the season.
Head-to-head, Florida is 4-10 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams.
I considered the plus money with Florida as the Panthers are rested and are the more desperate team here. However, St. Louis is playing far better hockey side-by-side and I just think that the Blues are playing too well to bet against right now. The price is steep for me, so I’ll take St. Louis to get the win in regulation.