Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21

Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/12/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (7-4-2) at Arizona Coyotes (6-5-1)

NHL Hockey: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)

The Line: Arizona Coyotes +120 / St. Louis Blues -140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and the Arizona Coyotes meet in NHL action from the Gila River Arena on Friday night.

The St. Louis Blues will look to bounce back from a 4-3 loss to the Coyotes in their last matchup. David Perron leads the Blues with 13 points including 5 goals and 8 assists while Ryan O’Reilly and Jordan Kyrou each have 12 points coming on 5 goals and 7 assists. Brayden Schenn has 11 points with a team-high 6 goals and 5 helpers as well for the Blues. Jaden Schwartz has 9 points while Torey Krus and Colton Parayko each have 8 with all three adding 7 assists for St. Louis this season. Jordan Binnington’s started the bulk of St. Louis’ games, racking up 6 wins with a 2.64 GAA this season.

The Arizona Coyotes will look to build on yet another victory over the St. Louis Blues last time out. Christian Dvorak and Conor Garland share the team-high with 13 points, with Dvorak posting 7 goals and 6 assists while Garland’s got 5 goals and 8 assists for the Coyotes this season. Nick Schmaltz has 11 points with 5 goals and 6 helpers and Jakob Chychrun has 10 points with 3 goals and 7 assists. Phil Kessel and Clayton Keller each have 8 points with 4 goals and 4 assists as well for Arizona this season. Darcy Kuemper has starts the majority of Arizona’s games in goal, going 4-5-1 with a 2.50 GAA this season.

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St. Louis is 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall. Arizona is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 17-40 in their last 57 games playing on no rest while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record.

I get why you’d make St. Louis still favored on the road as they’re the better team side by side, but the Coyotes also hold value as an underdog. Instead, I’m going to side with the under here as I can see the defensive intensity ratcheted up on both sides and I can see this one getting to five goals max either way you slice it. Give me the under here.

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