St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 12:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues +137 / Nashville Predators -167 -- Over/Under:
The St. Louis Blues and Nashville Predators meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O'Reilly leads St. Louis with 20 goals, David Perron has 18 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 179 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 99 goals on 963 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 19 goals on 274 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed two or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Nashville Predators look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 22 goals, Ryan Johansen has 37 assists and Roman Josi has 192 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 88 goals on 1,029 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 50 goals on 604 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in each of their last seven games.
The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 road games, 0-8 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Predators are 66-32 in their last 98 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Blues are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Nashville and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 5-1-2 in Predators last 8 overall. The under is 9-3-1 in Blues last 13 overall.
The St. Louis Blues and plus money is hard to turn down given their current form, as they're one of the hottest teams in the league. However, it's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, and we see these weird schedule spots end in splits far too often. The Nashville Predators are also due for a breakout home victory after this hot and cold stretch, and they're playing well enough defensively to expect some wins in the near future. The Blues have also had their troubles against the Predators in past meetings, especially in Nashville. I'll back the Preds to get their revenge.