Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21

Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/31/21 Photo by Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (5-2-1) at Anaheim Ducks (3-4-2)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Honda Center)

The Line: Anaheim Ducks +135 / St. Louis Blues -155 --- Over/Under: 5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning three of their last four 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 Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 1.8 goals per game and are scoring on 6.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with three goals, Carter Rowney has four assists and Rickard Rakell has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 13 goals on 225 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up three goals on 32 shots.

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The Blues are 9-4 in their last 13 road games. The Ducks are 4-10 in their last 14 Sunday games. The over is 5-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Ducks last 7 overall. The Blues are 7-21-1 in the last 29 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 39-19-1 in the last 59 meetings. The favorite is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues are playing the better hockey and just absolutely dominated the Ducks last night in a 6-1 victory. The Anaheim Ducks are still having issues putting together consistent offense and have now been held to two or less goals in eight of their first nine games. It can always be tricky when playing the same team twice in as many days, but the Blues have the clear edge in this spot once again.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -155

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

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