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Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/17/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues (1-2-2) at Montreal Canadiens (3-1-1)
Date & Time Wednesday October 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -110 / St. Louis Blues -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Midwest
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Wednesday NHL action pits the St. Louis Blues against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.

The St. Louis Blues look to end their slow start which has produced one win in five contests following a 3-2 loss to Anaheim on Sunday. St. Louis scored twice in the second period off the sticks of Alexander Steen and Tyler Bozak on the power play with Chad Johnson unable to protect a 2-1 lead with three goals allowed on 31 shots.

The Ducks received a first period tally from Jakob Silfverberg with Ben Street and Andrew Cogliano lighting the lamp in the third. Hampus Lindholm added a pair of assists for Anaheim and Ryan Miller improved to 1-0 with 29 saves.

The Montreal Canadiens will be looking for their 4th win of the young season and third straight after knocking off Detroit 7-3 on Sunday. Andreas Athanasou scored twice for the Red Wings with Thomas Vanek adding a PP goal. Jimmy Howard gave up five goals on 20 shots to get the Detroit loss with Jonathan Bernier allowing two goals on 15 shots in relief.

Jonathan Drouin led the Canadiens scoring charge with an unassisted tally and a power play goal with Tomas Plekanec, Tomas Tater, Brendan Gallagher, Charles Hudon and Paul Byron also reaching the scoring column. Tater and Jeff Petry added two assists each for the Habs to make the 25 saves of Antti Niemi a winner.

Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 4-0-1 in Blues last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 5-0-1 in Canadiens last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and under is 4-0 in Canadiens last 4 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 7-1 in Canadiens last 8 Wednesday games. Blues are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and over is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings in Montreal and Blues are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Montreal. 

St. Louis is better then they have shown thus far but they are tough to back right now. I believe the over has the best value here…

Pick:
over 5.5

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