The Blues and Canucks are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Canucks will host the game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Canucks are -1.5 goal favorite to win at home against the Blues.

ST. LOUIS BLUES VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • The Canucks 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 Canucks on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Blues (+1.5)

Will St. Louis Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues are 10th in the Western Conference standings with 48 points and a 23-20-2 overall record. In the Central Division, St. Louis is 6th with a record of 7-10.

On the road this season, the Blues have gone 9-12-1 and have been the underdog in 32 of their 45 games. In their last ten games, St. Louis has gone 5-5 and has won their last two games.

On the road this season, the Blues have gone 10-12 vs. the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten games. Overall, St. Louis has a puck line record of 25-20.

So far, the Blues have 14 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by multiple goals. In their last ten road games, St. Louis has gone 4-6 vs. the puck line.

The average goal total for St. Louis’ games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Blues come in with an over/under record of 17-23-5.

Across their last three road contests, St. Louis has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 2 goals per game.

Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 26th position in the league. St. Louis’ offense is currently ranked 31st in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 2nd in the league.

St. Louis’ leading goal scorer is Robert Thomas. So far this season, he has 16 goals, placing him 58th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 31 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Vancouver, goalie Joel Hofer has started 14 games in this season. His current record is 7-8, and his save percentage stands at 0.515%.

Does Vancouver Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At 68 points, the Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division. They have won three straight games and have gone 8-2 in their last ten games. At home, Vancouver has won four straight games and has a record of 17-4-1 this season.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 18-8 this season. As the favorite, Vancouver has gone 20-7-1 this season and has won three straight games when favored.

At home this season, Vancouver has gone 16-6 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 32-15 overall. Their average scoring margin for the year is +1.3 goals per game, and they have 23 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Canucks’ puck line record is 8-2, and they have gone 16-12 against the puck line as the favorite. So far, Vancouver has been the favorite in 28 games, and their scoring margin in those games is +1.5 goals per contest.

For the season, Vancouver’s games have finished with an average of 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Canucks have an over/under record of 27-17-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, St. Louis has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

The Canucks come into the game scoring an average of 3.8 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 28th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 14-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Vancouver’s leading goal scorer is Brock Boeser. So far this season, he has 27 goals, placing him 8th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 19 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Goalie Thatcher Demko comes into the game having made 34 starts this season. So far, his record is 25-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.981%.