The Vegas Golden Knights (16-6-5) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (13-10-1) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on BSMW. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Golden Knights are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Blues. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.
Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 26 games, the Golden Knights have achieved an overall record of 16-6-5. When on the road, Vegas holds a 7-3-3 record, while they are 9-3-2 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 1st in the Western Pacific division and 1st in the Western conference. This season, Vegas has managed to win 10 games by a margin of more than one goal while losing five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 13-13.
The Golden Knights aim to bounce back following their 2-1 loss at home to the Blues. During the initial two periods, the Golden Knights struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with one goal in the third period. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 34 shots on goal and had 9 giveaways.
Vegas went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.
The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win
In their 24 games, the Blues have a 13-10-1 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 7-3-0 record, and their record on the road is 6-7-1. They are currently positioned 5th in the Western Central division and 8th in the Western conference. St. Louis has nine wins by more than one goals and dropped 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 13-11 this season.
In their most recent matchup, the Blues played against the Golden Knights and won with a score of 2-1. Offensively, the Blues got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. In the game, St. Louis managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 27 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
St. Louis was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 3 goals.
Vegas Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Golden Knights have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. Vegas’ offense is currently ranked 8th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the league.
The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 9-17-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 16 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.5 per game.
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 27th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 26th in the league. In terms of the Blues’ offense during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 7-15-2. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.
Vegas Team Defense
The Golden Knights defense is currently 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Vegas. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 2 shutouts.
St. Louis Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Blues head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.4 shots per game against St. Louis. So far, they are 13th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Golden Knights vs Blues Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Vegas has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Across their last five home contests, St. Louis has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Blues have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.
- As the betting favorite, the Golden Knights have an puck line mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Vegas posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blues to defeat the Golden Knights while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +128, I’m placing a wager on the Blues to win outright.
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.
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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