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St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/14/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Anaheim Ducks (3-1-1) at St. Louis Blues (1-1-2)
Date & Time Sunday October 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Blues -155 / Anaheim Ducks +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Midwest
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Sunday NHL pits the Anaheim Ducks against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center.

The Anaheim Ducks struggled at the defensive end of the ice in a 5-3 defeat at Dallas that has the team looking at consecutive defeats. Anaheim took a 2-0 lead on first period goals from Jakob Silfverberg and Kiefer Sherwood while Adam Henrique tallied in the second for a 3-0 edge. Hampus Lindholm gave the Ducks two assists and John Gibson gave up four goals on 45 shots to get the loss.

The Dallas Stars offensive explosion erased a 3-0 deficit with Alexander Radulov, Connor Carrick, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Radek Faksa all lighting the lamp. Tyler Seguin logged two helpers to make a winner of Anton Khudobin and his 17 saves.

The St. Louis Blues saw a third period rally go for naught in a 4-3 overtime loss at Chicago on Saturday. Brayden Schenn  scored twice for St. Louis with David Perron adding a goal while Jake Allen gave up all four goals to absorb the loss.

The Blackhawks received a third period goal from Alex DeBrincat who tallied the OT winner as well while Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane scoring in the first.  Cam Ward picked up the win for Chicago with 35 stops.

Over is 5-0 in Ducks last 5 Sunday games and under is 6-1 in Ducks last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Ducks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400. Over is 4-0-1 in Blues last 5 home games and over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 vs. Western Conference and over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 overall. Home team is 38-14-1 in the last 53 meetings and under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis. 

Defense has been the name of the game when these teams meet but I think the over might be worth a look after Saturday when we saw each score and allow goals…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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