Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Canucks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the St. Louis Blues taking on the Vancouver Canucks Friday October 16th at the Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
St. Louis Blues (3-1-0-0) vs. Vancouver Canucks (3-0-1-0)
Date: Friday October 16th
Time:10:00 PM EST
Venue: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Vancouver -121
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Vancouver -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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The Blues head up to Canada for a battle with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.
Both teams have raced out of the gate this season and both teams come in off impressive performances.
St. Louis comes in off a win over Edmonton to improve to 2-1 on their current road trip.
The Canucks come in off two wins themselves against Anaheim and Los Angeles.
St. Louis has started their 6 game road trip with a 2-1 record and come in off 2 straight wins.
After dropping to Minnesota, the Blues bounced back with wins over Calgary and Edmonton. St. Louis is getting contributions from just about everyone too.
Jori Lehtera, Alex Steen and Paul Stastny collected a goal each and an assist each last time out against the Edmonton Oilers. The win marked the 2nd win of the season against Edmonton for St. Louis.
Vladimir Tarasenko is also contributing in a big way for St. Louis. He’s recorded 3 goals and a pair of assists through the first 4 games of the season. Tarasenko recorded 37 goals and a total of 73 points last year.
St. Louis is averaging 3.25 goals a game thus far.
The Canucks get set to begin a 5 game homestand and are clicking on all cylinders right now.
Vancouver allowed just 1 goal against in 2 tough road contests as they knocked off the Ducks and Kings this week. G Ryan Miller notched his 36th career shut out as he needed just 15 saves to defeat the Kings last time out.
Adam Cracknell has led the way offensively for Vancouver as he’s notched 2 goals through the first 3 games. Cracknell had recorded just 6 goals through his first 82 games of his career.
Vancouver swept the season series last year from the Blues as they won all 3 games. They allowed just 2 goals in a pair of wins in St. Louis and allowed 5 in a crazy shoot out win.
Radim Vrbata will look to record his first point of the 2015-2016 season Friday night. Vrbata led the Canucks with 31 goals last season.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Blues are 5-12 in their last 17 Friday games.
- Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games.
- Canucks are 10-3 in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
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The Canucks have had the Blues’ number as of late as they’ve won 6 straight meetings. Things get worse for the Blues in Vancouver as they are 8-22-2 in the last 32 meetings in Vancouver.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick:Vancouver ML
The Canucks get another solid performance from G Ryan Miller en route to their 4th win of the season.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Vancouver 4- St. Louis 2
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