St. Louis Blues (6-3-1) at New Jersey Devils (6-3-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 4, 2014, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Jersey Devils -105 / St. Louis Blues -105 --- Over/Under: 5
The St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils meet Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The St. Louis Blues have won five straight games, including a Monday win over the New York Rangers. The Blues continue to get the job done defensively, as they’ve allowed three or less goals in 10 of their 11 games this season. The St. Louis Blues have won 12 of their last 17 games when allowing three or less goals. Jake Allen has allowed four goals on 71 shots and Brian Elliott has allowed 17 goals on 212 shots faced. The only issue the Blues have defensively is the fact they’re one of the worst power play killing teams in the league and have allowed three power play goals in their last two games. Offensively, Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with seven goals, Kevin Shattenkirk has nine assists and Jaden Schwartz has 36 shots on goal.
The New Jersey Devils have won three of their last four games and are in the thick of the Metropolitan Division. The Devils are led by a consistent offense that is averaging nearly three goals per game and has produced five goals in their last two contests. The New Jersey Devils are getting it done on the power play by scoring 26.3 percent of the time, and they have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or more goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads the Devils with five goals, Jaromir Jagr has six assists and Damon Severson has 32 shots on goal. Defense is where the Devils struggle, as Cory Schneider has given up 30 goals on 331 shots and Scott Clemmensen has allowed four goals on 17 shots. The Devils have allowed at least one power play goal in seven of their last eight games.
The Blues are 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 38-14 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 8-20 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Blues are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It's hard to pick against the St. Louis Blues with the way they've been playing. We're getting the better team for an extremely cheap price. Give me the Blues.