Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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St. Louis Blues at Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Gila River Arena)

STL -110 . Total 5.5

The St. Louis Blues are on the road for a matchup with the Arizona Coyotes.  The Blues are (26-8-6), coming off a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.  The Coyotes are (21-16-4), after falling to the Dallas Stars, 4-2.  

In the Blues win over the Jets, St. Louis out shot the Jets, 28 to 26.  The Blues had goals from: Ryan O'Reilly, Robert Thomas, and Jaden Schwartz (2).   The Blues out hit the Jets, 21 to 20.  Jordan Binnington was in goal for the Blues, stopping 25 shots, out of a possible 26.

In the Coyotes loss to the Stars, Arizona saw a 2-0 lead slip away in the 3rd period.  The Coyotes gave up 4 goals in the 3rd period.  Arizona out shot Dallas, 35 to 25 in the loss.  The Coyotes were out hit by the Stars, 38 to 30.  The Coyotes had goals from: Taylor Hall and Conor Garland.  Antti Raanta was in goal for Arizona, stopping 21 of 24 shots.

Recent Betting Trends:

Blues are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.

Blues are 21-8 in their last 29 overall.

The over is 7-3 in Blues last 10 overall.

Coyotes are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.

Coyotes are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.

The over is 4-1 in Coyotes last 5 vs the Central.

The Blues have been playing just as good as anybody, if not the best in the league.  St. Louis has won 8 games in a row, with 5 of those games being by multiple goals.  St. Louis is 13-4-3 on the road, while the Coyotes have a losing record at home.  Arizona is 8-10-1 at home.  The Coyotes have lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5.  This should be a low scoring game, as both teams rank in the top 5 in fewest goals allowed.  Having said that, it is hard to not pick the Blues in this spot.  Blues have played well on the road, while the Coyotes have struggled at home.  Final score prediction, Blues will win 2-1.  

Chris’s Pick ST. LOUIS BLUES -110

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