The St. Louis Blues (23-20-2) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (32-11-4) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Blues vs Canucks
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues sit in 10th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 23-20-2. In the Central Division, they are in 6th place, and they have gone 13-14 against other Western Conference teams.
On the road this season, St. Louis has gone 9-12-1, and they have been the underdog in 32 of their 45 games. Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games.
On the season, the Blues have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. So far, they have 14 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine wins by one goal.
So far, St. Louis has gone 25-20 against the puck line, including a road puck line mark of 10-12. Overall, they have gone 20-12 against the puck line as the underdog.
The Blues are coming off a 4-3 road win over the Flames. In the first period, the Blues struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. The St. Louis offense recorded 26 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.
Going into the game, St. Louis was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
At 68 points, the Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings, leading the Pacific Division by 11 points. Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 8-2 and has won three straight games as the favorite. At home this season, the Canucks have gone 17-4-1 and have won four straight games. For the season, Vancouver has been favored in 28 of their 47 games and has gone 20-7-1 in those games.
Over their last three games, the Canucks have gone 3-0 and have won three straight games as the favorite. Against Western Conference opponents, Vancouver has gone 18-8 this season. For the year, the Canucks have gone 32-11-4 overall and have won four straight games at home.
Overall, Vancouver has gone 32-15 against the puck line, including going 16-6 at home. So far, the Canucks have 23 wins by multiple goals compared to just nine by one goal.
In their last 10 home games, Vancouver has gone 8-2 against the puck line and 16-12 as the favorite. On the year, the Canucks have an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game.
The Canucks recently hosted the Blackhawks and emerged victorious with a 2-0 win. In the first period on offense, the Canucks managed to score two times, but that turned out to be the only scoring they could muster for the entire game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 29 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.
Vancouver came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 2 goals.
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 26th in the league. The St. Louis offense is ranked 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 2nd in the NHL.
The Blues come in with an over/under record of 17-23-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Canucks Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 28th in the league. The Canucks went 14-5 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-6.
For the season, the over/under record of the Canucks’ stands at 27-17-3. They have had 30 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Blues head into the game ranked 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.6 shots per game against St. Louis. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Vancouver Team Defense
Defensively, the Canucks are currently 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.
Blues vs Canucks Trends
- Through their last ten road games, St. Louis has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Across their last three home contests, Vancouver has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Vancouver has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.
- As the betting favorite, the Blues have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Blues to pick up on a win over the Canucks and the road. With the moneyline sitting at +176, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Blues straight-up.
Our projections have the Blues pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blues, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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