St. Louis Blues at New Jersey Devils
|Date & Time||Saturday March 30, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Newark, New Jersey
The Line: St. Louis Blues -205 / New Jersey Devils +170 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The St. Louis Blues could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 29 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 44 assists and Colton Parayko has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 116 goals on 1,212 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 49 goals on 703 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The New Jersey Devils could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 27 goals, Nico Hischier has 28 assists and Blake Coleman has 198 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 64 goals on 666 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 129 goals on 1,188 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Blues are 14-5 in their last 19 games as a favorite, 21-10 in their last 31 games as a road favorite and 3-11 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest. The Devils are 23-48 in their last 71 games as a home underdog, 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-39 in their last 56 games as an underdog. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Jersey and 14-2 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in Blues last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Devils last 6 overall.
The St. Louis Blues have been money all season long as a road favorite and continue to fight for playoff position. The New Jersey Devils have nothing to play for this time of year and have been playing like it for the most part, especially in the underdog role. The Blues have also owned the Devils over the years, which includes 10 straight wins and a 8-3 victory when these clubs last met in February. The Blues have scored three or more goals in eight of the last 10 meetings against the Devils. I have to back the Blues in this game.