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Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues - 3/31/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues (43-28-6) at Arizona Coyotes (27-40-11)
Date & Time Saturday March 31, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +122 / St. Louis Blues -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSMW, FSAZ+
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NHL | St. Louis Blues (43-28-6) at Arizona Coyotes (27-40-11)
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The St. Louis Blues and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.

The St. Louis Blues look for another victory after winning eight of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 31 goals, Brayden Schenn has 39 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 136 goals on 1,478 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed 51 goals on 771 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.

The Arizona Coyotes look for another feel good victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 23 goals, Derek Stepan has 40 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 192 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 63 goals on 587 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 94 goals on 1,285 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.

The Blues are 35-16 in their last 51 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Coyotes are 7-19 in their last 26 Saturday games, 26-58 in their last 84 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Blues are 9-0 in the last 9 meetings in Arizona, 21-6 in the last 27 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

We're not getting the insane prices with the Arizona Coyotes that we were getting the last few games. Oh, well. The St. Louis Blues are in a tough spot after playing overtime Friday night, but they're still one of the hottest teams in the league and have lost back to back games just once since February 28. We're getting the better team for a rather cheap price. However, this may be a stay away game based on how much hockey the Blues have played and the countless overtime games this month.

Pick:
St. Louis Blues -135

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