The St. Louis Blues Travel to Nashville to Face the Predators
The St. Louis Blues will head to the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday afternoon to take on the Nashville Predators in a Central Division matchup. This will be the third of four games against one another during the regular season as both teams split the first two games, with the Blues winning at home 5-3 in the most recent game back on January 17. The Blues are currently second in the Central Division (32-16-7, 71 points), while the Predators are fifth in the Central Division (31-20-4, 66 points).
Both teams are trying to assert their dominance this season and need to showcase their talent in a divisional matchup. Let’s look at St. Louis and Nashville to determine where we should be betting in this matchup.
Game Preview: St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators
The Blues are doing incredibly well as a team this season offensively as they are averaging 3.49 goals on 30.6 shot attempts while the Predators are scoring 3.13 goals on 29.2 shots. Center Jordan Kyrou has been doing well this season for St. Louis as he has scored 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists) with four points in his last three games. Nashville is being led by defenseman Roman Josi, who is seventh in the NHL in assists, as he has recorded 59 points (14 goals, 45 assists) and recorded six assists in his previous two games.
St. Louis’ goalie Jordan Binnington has been decent as he is 13-11-3 with 3.09 goals allowed with a 90.4 save percentage, while Nashville’s goaltender Juuse Saros is sitting at 26-17-3 with a 92.3 save percentage and 2.44 goals given up per game. The defense as a team has been very similar as the Blues are giving up 2.71 goals on 31.4 shots per game while the Predators are allowing 2.78 goals on 31.7 shot attempts against them.
St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators Betting Prediction
Both teams have been excellent against the spread this season as St. Louis is 31-24 this season while Nashville is currently 32-23 on the puck line this season, so that means we have to dive a little deeper into the numbers.
The major difference is on the offensive side of the ice as the Blues are averaging 2.5 goals in their last four games while the Predators are scoring 4.2 goals in their previous five games this season. Saros has been the better starting goalie this season in all facets this season, and Josi should be able to set up his teammates to score enough. All in all, go with the Nashville Predators to get some home cooking here and cover the puck line.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.