New Jersey Devils (6-4-2) at St. Louis Blues (8-3-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday November 6, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Blues -170 / New Jersey Devils +154 --- Over/Under: 5
The Scottrade Center and the St Louis Blues play host to the New Jersey Devils in Thursday night action.
The St Louis Blues look to continue their rebound from a slow start when they face the New Jersey Devils for the second straight time. Round one of this home and home battle went to th the visiting Blues by a 1-0 count in what was the very definition of a defensive struggle. Neither team gave a inch until the third period when Vladimir Tarasenko found the back of the net in the third to notch victory number six in a row. The win went to Jake Allen who recorded 26 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and the third of his career on Tarasenko's 6th goal in four contests.
New Jersey isn't a high flying offensive hockey club so they got the type of game they wanted versus St Louis Tuesday night but the results show you still need goals to win in this game. Unfortunately the Devils were unable to solve Jake Allen who was at the top of his game. To make this loss all the more painful as it came on a Blues power play whem Marek Zidlicky was whistled for holding and a Vladimir Tarasenko wrist shot at 4:55 of the third eluded Cory Schneider who recorded 22 stops in the defeat. New Jersey saw their chance at a three game winning streak come to an end as the remained second in the Metropolitan with a 6-4-1-1 record.
The under is 3-0-1 in Devils last 4 in the second game of a home-and-home situation and is 5-1 in Devils last 6 overall while the Devils are 4-1 in their last 5 in the second game of a home-and-home situation. For St. Louis the Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and the under is 1-0-6 in Blues last 7 home games while the Blues are 6-0 in their last 6 overall. Head to head the Devils are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis while the road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. Without goalie confirmation I see a trend that favors the under so please check back Thursday afternoon for a pick...