The Boston Bruins (24-9-9) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (21-18-1) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Golden Knights. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.
Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
With a record of 24-9-9, the Bruins are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. They have gone 15-10 against other Eastern Conference teams and 10-5 against divisional opponents. On the road, Boston is 12-6-6 this season.
Over their last ten games, the Bruins have gone 5-5, and they have lost three straight games. For the season, they have been favored in 35 of their 42 games, going 20-9-7 when favored.
On the road, the Bruins have gone 12-11 against the puck line this season. Overall, Boston has a puck line record of 22-19, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.
So far, the Bruins have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just five losses by multiple goals. In their last ten road games, Boston has gone 5-5 against the puck line.
After suffering a 2-1 loss on the road to the Golden Knights, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. During the initial two periods, the Bruins struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with one goal in the third period. Boston’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 33 shots on goal in total.
Boston went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
At home this season, the Blues have gone 13-7-0, and they are 16-12-1 as the underdog. In their last ten games, St. Louis is 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. For the year, the Blues are 21-18-1, and they have 43 points. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in 10th place, and in the Central Division, they are in 5th place.
During the season, the Blues have been favored in 11 games, and they have gone 5-6-0 in those games. Against the Western Conference, St. Louis has a record of 12-14, and in the Central Division, they are 7-10. At home, the Blues have gone 13-7-0, and they have won two of their last three games.
At home this season, the Blues have gone 13-7 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of +.2 goals per game. So far, St. Louis has been the underdog in 29 games, and their puck line record as the underdog is 18-11.
Overall, the Blues have 13 wins by multiple goals compared to just eight wins by one goal. In their last 10 games at home, St. Louis has gone 7-3 against the puck line.
The Blues played host to the Rangers in their previous game and emerged with a 5-2 win. The Blues’ offense scored in each period against the Rangers. Out of St. Louis’ five goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 20 shots on goal and had four giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, St. Louis managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.
Boston Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 10th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 16th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Bruins offense is 6th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the NHL.
The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 21-20-0. For the season, they have had 20 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blues offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 14-22-4. Throughout the season, they have played 18 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Boston Team Defense
Defensively, the Bruins are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against Boston. They also are 12th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.8 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Bruins vs Blues Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Boston has an puck line record of 5-5 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
- Across the Blues last ten home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 7-3, while going 6-4 straight-up.
- The Blues have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
- Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.
When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Bruins. Nevertheless, given the payout of -176, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Blues to cover. Even if the Bruins win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Blues should cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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