St. Louis Blues (16-10-5) at Vegas Golden Knights (21-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -158 / St. Louis Blues +138 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and the Vegas Golden Knights meet in NHL action from the T-Mobile Arena on Monday night.
The St. Louis Blues come into this one looking to build on a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks last time out. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 33 points including team-highs of 12 goals and 21 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 31 points with 21 assists of his own along with 10 goals while Brayden Schenn has 24 points split between 12 goals and 12 assists. Jordan Kyrou has 10 goals and 14 assists as well while Mike Hoffman and Torey Krug each have double-digit assist totals this season. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 3 goals per game on 29.4 shots per game with a 19.6% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals per game on 29.7 shots against per game with a 74.5% conversion rate on the PK.
The Vegas Golden Knights will try to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in their last matchup. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 35 points including 10 goals and a team-high 25 assists while Max Pacioretty has 30 points with a team-high 16 goals and a team-high 120 shots on goal this season. Shea Theodore, Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Alex Tuch all have 20+ points with Tuch logging 13 goals while Karlsson, Marchessault and Theodore each have double-digit assist numbers this season. As a team, Vegas is averaging 3.4 goals per game on 30.6 shots per game with an 18.4% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.2 goals per game on 27.6 shots against per game with an 84.9% success rate on the PK this season.
St. Louis is 11-4 in their last 15 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Vegas is 44-17 in their last 61 games overall and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games playing on no rest. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
I get why the plus money with the Blues is worth a look considering that the Blues usually play their best on the road and were able to get the job done in their last couple of games. However, going from San Jose to Vegas is on a completely other end of the spectrum and even on a back-to-back, the Knights are tough at home. This isn’t a terrible price for Vegas either, so I’ll lay the juice with the Golden Knights in this spot.