Vegas Golden Knights at St. Louis Blues
|Date & Time||Monday March 25, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Blues -125 / Vegas Golden Knights +107
The Vegas Golden Knights and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to rebound after a 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit in their last outing. Detroit took a 1-0 lead after the first period before Cody Eakin tied the game with the lone goal of the 2nd period. Reilly Smith gave Vegas a 2-1 lead short-handed, but the lead would last just 1:05 as Detroit would tie the game again. Regulation couldn’t decide a winner, so it was off to OT, but the extra frame didn’t last long as Detroit scored just :19 in to take the extra point. Malcolm Subban took the loss, falling to 7-7-1 after allowing all 3 goals on 30 shots faced in the losing effort.
The St. Louis Blues will look to build on their current 3-game winning streak after taking down Tampa Bay by a final score of 4-3 in their last outing. St. Louis sprinted out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Robert Thomas, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko in a span of 1:15 just after the midway point of the 1st period. Tampa Bay pulled a pair of goals back but Brayden Schenn would restore the two-goal cushion later in the 2nd. Tampa Bay pulled one back again to make it 4-3, but that’s as close as the Bolts would get as St. Louis closed the door down the stretch to pick up the win. Jordan Binnington got the win to improve to 20-4-1 after stopping 39 of 42 shots faced in the winning effort.
Vegas is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 road games while the under is 19-8-2 in their last 29 games as a road underdog. St. Louis is 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games against the Western Conference. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Vegas and the plus money is extremely tempting considering how well the Golden Knights have played over the last month. However, St. Louis has been money at home lately, and just took down the best team in the NHL on home ice last time out. Both of these teams could use the win, but based on how much success the home team has enjoyed in this matchup combined with St. Louis’ form at home, I think laying the juice with the Blues at home is the way to go here.