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NHL St. Louis Blues vs Golden Knights Prediction 12/4/2023

The St. Louis Blues (12-10-1) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-4) on Monday, December 4th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on BSMW. The Golden Knights are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blues are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Coyotes. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights

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

Facing the Golden Knights, the Blues have a record of 12-10-1 so far. At home, their record is 7-3-0 and 5-7-1 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 5th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 8th in the Western conference. Looking at St. Louis’ average scoring margin, it is -0.2, which has led to a puck line record of 12-11. When playing at home, their scoring margin is +.5, and on the road, it is -0.8.

Coming off a 4-1 loss on the road to the Coyotes, the Blues are hoping to bounce back today. In the first and second periods, the Blues couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score one goal in the third period. St. Louis”s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 32 shots on goal in total.

Entering the game as the underdog, St. Louis 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.

The Vegas Golden Knights Are Coming Off A Win

Through 25 games, the Golden Knights have achieved an overall record of 16-5-4. When on the road, Vegas holds a 7-3-3 record, while they are 9-2-1 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 1st spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 1st in the Western conference. Vegas’ average scoring difference this season sits at +.9, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 13-12. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +1.8, and on the road, it is +.2.

Facing the Capitals in their last game, the Golden Knights won by a score of 4-1. The Golden Knights’ offense scored in each period against the Capitals. Of Vegas’ four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had three giveaways.

Vegas came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

St. Louis Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. This year, the Blues have recorded a 6-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 5-6 record.

The Blues come in with an over/under record of 7-14-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 11 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.

Vegas Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Golden Knights come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 2nd position in the league. This season, the Golden Knights have a 8-5 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 7-0 record.

The Golden Knights’ over/under record this season is 9-16-0. For the season, they have had 15 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.

St. Louis Team Defense

The Blues defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 4th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Blues vs Golden Knights Trends

  • In their last five road games, St. Louis has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home games, Vegas has an puck line record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • The last ten games that Vegas was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 10-0 while going 7-3 straight up.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Blues have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Blues vs Golden Knights Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Golden Knights is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -209, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Blues to cover. Even in the event of a Golden Knights victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Blues should 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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