St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (16-30-7) at St. Louis Blues (24-19-7)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues -240 / Anaheim Ducks +214 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 9.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Comtois leads Anaheim with 14 goals, Rickard Rakell has 18 assists and Jakob Silfverberg has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 97 goals on 1,006 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 47 goals on 407 shots.

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads St. Louis with 23 goals, David Perron has 35 assists and Torey Krug has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 98 goals on 1,083 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 46 goals on 401 shots.

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The Ducks are 21-49 in their last 70 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-38 in their last 54 overall. The Blues are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Ducks last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Blues last 4 games as a favorite. The Ducks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The road team is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings. The favorite is 40-18 in the last 58 meetings.

The Anaheim Ducks have been fade material pretty much all season long and I'm not looking to back them on the road or in the underdog role. The St. Louis Blues are making a last second push and are playing their best recent hockey on their home ice. The Blues have also won five of the seven meetings this season against the Ducks. The only way I can go here is to lay the PL with the Blues, shaving down an expensive ML price.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -1.5

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

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