The St. Louis Blues (9-7-1) travel to face off against the Arizona Coyotes (8-8-2) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Mullett Arena in Tempe and televised on ESPN+. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Coyotes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Coyotes, the Blues have a record of 9-7-1 so far. At home, their record is 6-2-0 and 3-5-1 on the road. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th. St. Louis heads into the game with seven wins by more than one goal, and lost seven games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 7-10.
Facing the Ducks in their last game, the Blues won by a score of 3-1. Looking at the Blues offense vs. the Ducks, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and one time in the second period. Out of St. Louis’ three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 31 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.
Going into the game, St. Louis was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. Combining for 4 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Arizona Coyotes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
So far this season, the Coyotes have an overall record of 8-8-2. On the road, Arizona is 4-5-2 and 4-3-0 at home. This record has them sitting 5th in the Western Central division and 10th in the Western conference. This season, Arizona has managed to win three games by a margin of more than one goal while losing four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 3-15.
The Coyotes aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss at home to the Kings. On the offensive front, the Coyotes failed to score in the first or third periods against the Kings, but they found the net one time in the second period. For the game, Arizona’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 31 shots on goal vs. Los Angeles.
Entering the game as the underdog, Arizona not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.7 goals per game this season, ranking 28th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. Coming into the game, the Blues have 5-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 3-5.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 4-11-2. Throughout the season, they have played 13 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.
Arizona Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Coyotes come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 27th position in the league. This season, the Coyotes are 3-1 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 5-6 record.
So far, the Coyotes have an over/under record of 11-7-0. Coming into the game, they have played 11 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 12th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 32.2 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 7th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Arizona Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Coyotes’ defense is 32nd in takeaways at 4 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.1 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL.
Blues vs Coyotes Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Blues have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- Although Arizona has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Arizona has an puck line mark of 3-2 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Over the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Blues struggled vs the puck line going just 1-2. However, they still had a straight up mark of 2-1.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blues to secure a victory over the Coyotes on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +100, I’m locking in my 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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