St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/5/21

St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/5/21 Photo by POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Vegas Golden Knights (24-10-2) at St. Louis Blues (16-15-6)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues +109 / Vegas Golden Knights -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.

The Vegas Golden Knights will try to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild at home in their last matchup. Mark Stone leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 40 points including a team-high 28 assists while Max Pacioretty has 33 points with a team-high 18 goals, 19 assists and a team-high 135 shots on goal this season. Shea Theodore also has 23 assists as part of his 29 points this season. As a team, biggest is averaging 3.2 goals per game on 31.2 shots with an 18.3% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals per game on 27.7 shots with an 85.1% kill rate on the penalty kill this season.

The St. Louis Blues will be out to bounce back from a narrow 2-1 loss to Colorado in their last matchup. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 37 points including team-highs of 13 goals, 24 assists and 101 shots on goal while Ryan O’Reilly has 34 points with 13 goals and 21 assists. Brayden Schenn and Jordan Kyrou each have double-digit goals and assists as well this season. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 29.9 shots with an 18.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals per game on 29.4 shots against with a 75% success rate killing off penalties this season.

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Vegas is 47-22 in their last 69 games overall and 40-19 in their last 59 games as a favorite while the under is 15-7-1 in their last 23 road games. St. Louis is 4-18 in their last 22 home games and 0-6 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

The plus money with the Blues is tempting because of how well the Blues battled Colorado and this line almost feels like we’re being begged to take Vegas. However, a lot of St. Louis’ love is recency bias and that doesn’t change the fact that St. Louis has been driving the struggle bus for a while now. I don’t see any value with the line in it’s current state to back the Blues and I’ll need a lot more plus money if I’m even going to look in their direction. Give me Vegas in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Vegas -120

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

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