Looking to win big? The Ducks and Blues face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Blues are hosting the game at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Blues are favored by -1.5 goals vs. the Ducks.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Louis Blues -1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, March 17th.

WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:

  • Our prediction for this game is that the Blues will come out on top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Blues on the moneyline
  • The Blues should also cover at -1.5

Does Anaheim Have What it Takes on the Road?

On the season, the Ducks are 23-41-3, which has them in 14th place in the Western Conference and 7th in the Pacific Division. They have lost five straight games and are 0-5 in their last five games. In their last ten games, the Ducks are just 3-7.

When playing on the road this season, Anaheim has gone 13-18-2. As the underdog, the Ducks have gone 20-36-3, including a five-game losing streak when they are the underdog. For the year, they have been the underdog in 59 of their 67 games.

On the road this season, the Ducks have an overall puck line record of 18-15, including a puck line record of 5-5 in their last ten road games. So far this season, the team’s average scoring margin is at -1.2 goals per game.

As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 32-27 against the puck line, and they have dropped their last five games vs. the puck line. In their last ten games vs. the puck line, the Ducks have a record of 4-6.

This season, Anaheim’s games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Ducks currently have an over/under record of 32-32-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 0-3 while averaging 0 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.

On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game which is 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 8th in the NHL.

Anaheim will be looking for a good game from Frank Vatrano who leads the team in scoring with 29 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. Vatrano also comes into the game with 21 assists.

Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie John Gibson gets the start and has made 40 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-23, and his save percentage is 0.864%.

Will the Blues Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, the Blues have gone 20-11-1 and have won four straight games in their own building. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in 10th place and has a record of 20-17 against other teams in the West. Over their last three games, the Blues have won all three and have gone 5-5 in their last ten.

On the year, St. Louis has gone 35-28-3 and has been the favorite in 15 games, going 7-8-0 in those contests. Against other teams in the Central Division, the Blues have gone 9-12 and are in 6th place in the division.

St. Louis has a puck line record of 38-28 this season, including going 21-11 at home. So far, the Blues have 21 wins by more than one goal and have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last 10 games.

Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is -.1 goals per game, and they have been the underdog in 51 of their 66 games. The Blues have gone 32-19 against the puck line as the underdog, including their current three-game puck line win streak.

This season, St. Louis’ games are averaging 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Blues currently have an over/under record of 26-34-6.

Across the Ducks last three road games, the team averaged 0 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 0-3 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Blues have an average of 2.8 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. In terms of the Blues’ offense during power plays, they are 24th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.

St. Louis’ leading goal scorer is Pavel Buchnevich. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 46th in the NHL. Buchnevich also comes into the game with 25 assists.

Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 17th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Anaheim, goalie Joel Hofer has started 21 games in this season. His current record is 11-11, and his save percentage stands at 0.6%.