St. Louis Blues vs Boston Bruins NHL Betting Prediction

NHL St. Louis Blues vs Boston Bruins Prediction 3/11/2024

The St. Louis Blues (32-28-3) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (38-13-15) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ESPN+. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blues are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Devils. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues are 12th in the Western Conference with 67 points. They have a record of 32-28-3 and have lost two straight games. On the road, St. Louis is 14-17-2 this season.

When playing against other Western Conference teams, the Blues have gone 18-17 this year and have gone 8-12 against other teams in the Central Division. As the underdog, St. Louis is 25-20-3 this season and has lost two straight games when not favored.

On the season, the Blues have been the underdog in all but 15 games, and they have gone 29-19 vs. the puck line as the underdog. St. Louis has dropped two straight games vs. the puck line, and they have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten games.

So far, the Blues have 26 losses by more than one goal, and they have an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game. This season, St. Louis has gone 35-28 vs. the puck line, including going 16-17 vs. the puck line on the road.

The Blues aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss on the road to the Devils. On the offensive front, the Blues failed to score in the first or third periods against the Devils, but they found the net one time in the second period. St. Louis”s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 24 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, St. Louis not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Bruins have gone 21-7-6, and they have won two straight games on home ice. In the Eastern Conference standings, they are in second place, and they have gone 38-13-15 overall. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone just 5-5, and in games where they have been favored, they have gone 32-13-11.

Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bruins have gone 22-14 this season, and they have gone 14-6 against other teams from the Atlantic Division. Over their last three games, they have gone 2-1, and against teams from the Western Conference, they have gone 16-8-4 this season.

At home this season, the Bruins have a puck line record of 18-16 and an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. Overall, Boston has gone 34-32 against the puck line, including a mark of 6-4 in their last ten games.

So far, the Bruins have won 27 games by multiple goals, and they have a puck line record of 24-32 when favored. In their last ten games at home, Boston has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

In their last game, the Bruins were the hosts against the Penguins, and they came away with a 5-1 win. Offensively, the Bruins couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored three times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Boston’s five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 23 shots on goal and 15 giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Boston also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The game ended with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under line.

St. Louis Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 27th in the league. This season, the Blues are 12-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-17 record.

The Blues come in with an over/under record of 25-32-6. Over the season, there have been 36 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.9 goals per game.

Bruins Offense Breakdown

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The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 7th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Bruins have a 14-1 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 23-11 record.

The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 31-34-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games failing to surpass the 5.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

St. Louis Team Defense

St. Louis defense takes on the Bruins ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Boston Team Defense

The Bruins defense is currently 3rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.4 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 4 shutouts.

Blues vs Bruins Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, St. Louis has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Boston has an puck line record of 3-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have gone 3-0 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Blues have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Blues vs Bruins Prediction

To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Bruins is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -238, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Blues to cover. Even in the event of a Bruins victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Blues should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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