Vegas Golden Knights vs. St. Louis Blues - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM (T-Mobile Arena)

VGK -145 . Total 5.5

The St. Louis Blues are on the road for a matchup with the Vegas Golden Knights.  The Blues are (26-10-6), coming off a 7-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.  The Golden Knights are (23-15-6), after sneaking past the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-4.

In the Blues loss to the Avalanche, St. Louis was was out shot, 42 to 27.  The Blues had goals from: Robert Thomas (2) and Alex Pietrangelo.  St. Louis did out hit the Avalanche, 16 to 14.  Jordan Binnington gave up a season high, 7 goals on 41 shots on goal.  Binnginton would end up getting pulled, as Jake Allen saw nearly 6 minutes of ice time, stopping 1 shot.  Looked like the Blues were on the verge of a comeback.  The Blues trialed 3-0, scored 2 quick goals, but the next 4 would be from Colorado.

In the In the Golden Knights win over the Flyers, Vegas was out shot 38 to 33.  The Golden Knights were out hit by the Flyers, 37 to 34.  The Golden Knights had goals from: Shea Theodore, Max Pacioretty (2), Joe Merrill, and Cody Glass.  Marc-Andre Fleury was solid in goal, stopping 34 of a possible 38 shots on goal.

Recent Betting Trends:

Blues are 8-2 SU in their last 10games.

Blues are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Vegas.    

The over is 4-2 in Blues last 6 road games.

Golden Knights are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.

Golden Knights are 6-1 SU in their last 7 home games.

The over is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 games.

The Blues long win streak, came to an end on December 31st, as the Blues have now lost back to back games.  The Golden Knights have won 3 in a row.  St. Louis even though losing back to back road games, still have a nice road record, having gone 13-6-3.  The Golden Knights are 13-7-3 at home.  The Blues have had the Golden Knights number in the last 56 matchups, having won 5 of them.  Both defense's have a scoring defense that ranks in the top 10. I look for the Blues to get back to the basics in this one, which will help push the total under.  Final score prediction, Blues win and the total goes under, 3-2.  

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.