Arizona Coyotes at St. Louis Blues
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +163 / St. Louis Blues -200 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a big road win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Richardson leads Arizona with 16 goals, Clayton Keller has 31 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 104 goals on 1,305 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 33 goals on 351 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 10 games.
The St. Louis Blues could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 28 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 40 assists and Colton Parayko has 159 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 112 goals on 1,158 shots faced and Jordan Binnington has allowed 38 goals on 535 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Coyotes are 17-37 in their last 54 games playing on 0 days rest, 32-80 in their last 112 vs. Central and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 13-3 in their last 16 games as a favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Coyotes are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 7-20 in the last 27 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Coyotes last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Blues last 4 home games.
The Arizona Coyotes and the plus money is intruging when you factor in how well they're playing and the fact they're desperate for points with them fighting for a playoff spot. The problem is they're on the end of a back to back against a rested St. Louis Blues that have been money when a favorite. The Blues have also owned the Coyotes over the years, which includes a 4-0 win less than a month ago on the road. The fresh legs should help the Blues get the job done on their home ice.