Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/28/21

Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/28/21 Photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (4-2-1) at Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -147 / St. Louis Blues +133 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 8.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with four goals, Robert Thomas has four assists and Jordan Kyrou has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 69.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 16 goals on 184 shots and Ville Husso has allowed nine goals on 48 shots.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for a win to build on their 5-1-1 record. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 11.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with six goals, Mark Stone has nine assists and Shea Theodore has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 12 goals on 104 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up three goals on 61 shots.

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The Blues are 9-4 in their last 13 road games and 12-5 in their last 17 Thursday games. The Golden Knights are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

The Vegas Golden Knights are a team you shouldn't make a habit out of betting against, especially at home where they've been great over the years. The issue here is you're not going to get the St. Louis Blues in the underdog role often, and they've now won five of the last eight games against Vegas, which includes a 5-4 win on Tuesday. You'd expect the Golden Knights to bounce back with a stronger showing, but the value is with the Blues and the plus money. 

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues +133

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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