Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Coyotes NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(19-17-6) St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes (19-20-5)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -135/+115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes will not make things easy on the Blues however, as the Coyotes have plenty of talent to compete with a team like St. Louis and will look to cash as +115 underdogs this Saturday at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
St. Louis Blues
This is certainly not the St. Louis Blues team from a few years ago who played really excellent defense, as they have turned into a team who gives up 3.10 goals per game, but also has the ability to put the puck in on the other side of the ice.
Left-winger David Perron has been one of the main catalysts for a Blues offense which is nearly scoring 3 a game, as he now has 13 goals and 28 assists, as he continues on an All-Star pace here in 2021.
One big issue they have had all year is penalty killing, as they are only killing off 75.9% of their opponent’s opportunities with the extra man, and that once again could prove costly here against the Coyotes. Jordan Binnington is the unconfirmed starter here and he really has not had a great year with a save percentage of .909% and a goals against average of 2.70.
The Coyotes have not been great this year, but it has been an awesome season for one of their players and that guy is Phil Kessel who is seemingly getting a second wind for his career here having already put up 16 goals and 18 assists.
It has not been a single handed effort by Kessel, as there are other offensive weapons on this team, but you get the feeling they would be in a world of hurt offensively if they did not have Kessel on their team.
Arizona did have a chance to sneak into the playoffs just about a week ago, but that opportunity is mostly gone now after losing 5 games in a row and hopefully Antti Raanta who will get the start between the pipes here will be able to aid his team here in getting that losing streak snapped.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blues are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite.
- Blues are 3-8 in their last 11 overall.
- Blues are 2-6 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
- Coyotes are 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Coyotes are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games.
- Coyotes are 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes NHL Prediction:
The St Louis Blues have been decent at times this year and have been alright recently, but I do not think they should be this size of a favorite on the road, as they have not shown to be the same Blues team from years past.
I prefer Raanta in terms of the goalies and the Coyotes have enough here to get the job done and at +115 for a game I feel is essentially a toss up I think that’s enough line value to warrant siding with the home Coyotes in this spot.
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