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Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues 1/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

St. Louis Blues (24-11-5) vs. Vancouver Canucks (18-18-4)
January 23, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +130 / St. Louis Blues -150; Over/Under: -5.5
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The St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks meet Sunday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 29.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Ivan Barbashev leads St. Louis with 15 goals, Robert Thomas has 26 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 67 goals on 716 shots faced, and Ville Husso has give up 22 goals on 354 shots.

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The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 13 goals, Quinn Hughes has 30 assists and Conor Garland has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 67 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 83 goals on 997 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 224 shots.

The Blues are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 4-13 in their last 17 Sunday games. The under is 9-4-1 in Blues last 14 overall. The under is 22-7-4 in Canucks last 33 home games. The underdog is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues are the better team here, and they’re playing the better hockey, but they’re also a team that’s had issues on the road. The Vancouver Canucks have scratched out some nice wins here and there, and they play their best hockey at home. The Canucks have also won five of the last seven meetings against the Blues. I’ll take a stab with the plus money here.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Vancouver Canucks +130

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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