The St. Louis Blues (27-21-2) travel to face off against the Montreal Canadiens (21-22-8) on Sunday, February 11th. This game will be played at Bell Centre in Montreal and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canadiens are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.
Blues vs Canadiens
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues are in 8th place in the Western Conference with 56 points and a record of 27-21-2. In the Central Division, St. Louis is in 4th place.
On the road this season, the Blues have gone 12-12-1 and have won four straight games. As the favorite, St. Louis has gone 6-8-0 this year.
On the road this season, the Blues have a puck line record of 13-12 and an average scoring margin of -.6 goals per game. So far, 24 of their 36 games as the underdog have resulted in a win against the puck line.
St. Louis has won their last four road games by at least two goals and their puck line record for their last ten road games is at 6-4. Overall, the Blues have 15 wins by multiple goals compared to 12 wins by just one goal.
The Blues recently played against the Sabres and secured a win with a score of 3-1. Against the Sabres, Blues’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Out of St. Louis’ three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 26 shots on goal and had three giveaways.
Going into the game, St. Louis was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 4 goals.
The Montreal Canadiens Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Canadiens have gone 10-13-3, and they have been the underdog in 47 of their 51 games this season. In the Eastern Conference, the Canadiens are 13th with 50 points and a record of 21-22-8. In their last ten games, Montreal is 4-6.
So far this season, the Canadiens have been the underdog in 47 of their 51 games. Against Eastern Conference opponents, Montreal has gone 12-16. In their last three games, the Canadiens have gone 1-2.
Montreal enters this game with an average scoring margin of -0.7 goals per game and has 15 losses by more than one goal. So far, the Canadiens have been the underdog in all but four games and have a puck line record of 32-19.
So far, Montreal has an average scoring margin of -0.8 goals per game as the underdog, and their puck line record is 32-15 when not favored. The Canadiens have won four straight games against the puck line and have a road puck line record of 17-8.
Coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the Stars, the Canadiens are hoping to bounce back today. In terms of offense, the Canadiens faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Stars, but they managed to score two times in the second period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 20 shots on goal and had 14 turnovers.
Montreal went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
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 27th in the league. St. Louis’ offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 20-25-5. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Canadiens Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. In terms of the Canadiens’ offense during power plays, they are 17th in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.
So far, the Canadiens have an over/under record of 26-24-1. Coming into the game, they have played 26 games that went beyond the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.3 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 16th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Montreal Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Canadiens’ defense is 29th in takeaways at 5.4 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.3 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL.
Blues vs Canadiens Trends
- The Blues are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
- Montreal has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Canadiens have gone 3-0 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- The last five games that St. Louis was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Canadiens to pick up on a win over the Blues at home. With the moneyline sitting at -104, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Canadiens straight-up.
Our projections have the Canadiens pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Canadiens, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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