Betting on today’s Predators and Blues game? Catch the action at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO, as the Blues hosts this showdown at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6 goals and the Blues are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Predators.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS ST. LOUIS BLUES BETTING PICK

The Pick: St. Louis Blues -1.5

This game will be played at Enterprise Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE ST. LOUIS BLUES:

  • The Blues enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Blues on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Predators (+1.5)

Do the Predators Stand a Chance in St. Louis?

On the season, Nashville has gone 27-25-2 and is in 5th place in the Central Division and 9th in the Western Conference. The Predators have gone 10-6 against division opponents and 15-18 against teams from the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone just 3-7 and has lost two straight games as the underdog.

When playing on the road this season, the Predators have gone 13-10-2, and they have gone 16-16-2 as the underdog. In total, Nashville has been the underdog in 34 of their 54 games this season. Over their last five games, the Predators have gone 1-4, and they are 1-2 in their last three games.

On the season, Nashville has gone 27-27 against the puck line, including a mark of 14-11 on the road. Their average scoring margin sits at -0.3 goals per game, and they have gone 21-13 against the puck line as the underdog.

So far, the Predators have 13 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal. In their last 10 road games, Nashville has gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 21-13.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Nashville is 6.3. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 23-25-6.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

On offense, the Predators are averaging 3 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. Coming into the game, the Predators have a 14-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 12-12.

Nashville’s current leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. This season, he has 25 goals, which puts him 21st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 28 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Blues head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros comes into the game having made 43 starts this season. So far, his record is 20-21 and he has a save percentage of 0.981%.

Does St. Louis Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Blues have gone 16-9-1 and have been favored in 15 of their 26 home games. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in 8th place and 4th in the Central Division. Overall, the Blues have a record of 29-22-2.

Over their last 10 games, St. Louis has gone 8-2 and has won three of their last five games. In the Western Conference, the Blues have a record of 17-14, and they have been the underdog in 38 of their 53 games this year.

St. Louis has gone 8-2 against the puck line in their last ten games, and they have 17 wins by multiple goals this year. The Blues come into this game with an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game.

So far, the Blues have gone 31-22 against the puck line, including a mark of 17-9 at home. In their last five home games, St. Louis has gone 3-2 against the puck line.

Games involving St. Louis have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blues come in with a record of 22-26-5.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 20th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blues have a 11-7 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 17-13.

The leading scorer for St. Louis’ offense is Jake Neighbours. Coming into the game he has 19 goals, ranking 54th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Neighbours has 7 assists this season.

The Blues defense is currently 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.7 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Jordan Binnington gets the start and has made 36 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-14, and his save percentage is 0.962%.