Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, and the Anaheim Ducks will face off against David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in a Western Conference tilt. This one gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13 and it can be viewed live on Prime Ticket.
Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues Odds
Playing the role of heavy favorites will be the Blues (-215), whereas the Ducks are offering moneyline odds of +180 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).
St. Louis is 29-17 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 8.4 units this year. That winning percentage, ranked second in the NHL in this young season, is an improvement over the 45-37 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 46 regular season matches, 23 of its games have gone over the total, while another 23 have gone under and none have pushed. The team’s 16-7 SU at home this year.
The Blues have been able to convert on 25.2 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 26.9 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jordan Binnington (22 wins, 11 losses, and four OT losses) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Blue Notes this year. If St. Louis decides to give him the night off, however, the team may turn to Jake Allen (7-8-8 record, .924 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average).
On the visiting bench, Anaheim is 17-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. Through 45 regular season contests, 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Ducks are 6-16 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 24th overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.1 percent of all penalties.
John Gibson (28.1 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for Anaheim. Gibson has 13 wins, 21 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit, while registering a .905 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average this year.
Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues Free Picks
Prediction: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
Two of the Ducks’ last ten games have ended in a shootout. The team is 2-0 in those games and 4-1 overall in shootouts this season.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five games.
Over Anaheim’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 0-5 in those games).
Anaheim skaters created 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Blue Notes forced 22.5 hits per matchup.