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Blues vs. Canucks - 3/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vancouver Canucks (43-27-5) at St. Louis Blues (46-22-7)
Date & Time Monday March 30, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues -165 / Vancouver Canucks +149 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
RSNP, FSMW
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NHL | Vancouver Canucks (43-27-5) at St. Louis Blues (46-22-7)
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The Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues meet Monday night at the Scottrade Center.

The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have four power play goals in their last three games and have won seven of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 30 goals, Henrik Sedin has 49 assists and Shawn Matthias has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Ryan Miller has allowed 102 goals on 1,170 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 81 goals on 1,000 shots.

The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Blues are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have four power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 36 goals, David Backes has 29 assists and Alexander Steen has 221 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 86 goals on 1,072 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 75 goals on 799 shots.

The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blues are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Pacific and 2-7 in their last 9 vs. a team with a winning record. The Canucks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Canucks are playing better than the Blues at the moment and have beaten St. Louis in their last five meetings. The value is all on Vancouver in this spot.

Pick:
Vancouver Canucks +149

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