New Jersey Devils at St. Louis Blues Betting Pick 2/12/19

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Last Updated: 2019-02-12

Kyle Palmieri, Nico Hischier, and the New Jersey Devils will face off against Ryan O’Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in an East-West tilt. The match will get underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 12 and it will be showcased live on MSG Network.

New Jersey Devils at St. Louis Blues Odds

With a -200 moneyline, St. Louis enters the contest as the substantial favorite. The line for the Devils now stands at +170 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

St. Louis is 27-27 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is fairly close to what the team posted during the 2017-18 season (44-38). Through 54 regular season outings, 28 of its games have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just three have pushed. The team is 13-15 SU at home this season.

The Blues have converted on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.3 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 24.4 saves per game with a .898 save percentage, Jake Allen (16-21-4) has been the primary option in goal for St. Louis this season. If St. Louis decides to rest him, however, it may turn to Jordan Binnington (9-4-4 record, .931 save percentage, 1.72 goals against average).

New Jersey has lost 13.2 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 21-34 straight up (SU). Through 55 regular season contests, 29 of its games have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As the road team, the Devils are 7-20 SU so far.

The Devils have converted on 18.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked fifth overall and it’s successfully killed off 83.9 percent of all penalties.

Keith Kinkaid (3.15 goals against average and .898 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for New Jersey. Kinkaid is averaging 26.1 saves per game and owns a 15-23-6 record.

New Jersey Devils vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Notes

Three of St. Louis’ last five outings gone under the total.

New Jersey has managed 25.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while St. Louis has been attempting 32.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.

Over New Jersey’s last ten games, five of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-4 in those games).

New Jersey skaters notched 22.6 hits per game last season, while the Blues accounted for 23.1 hits per contest.

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