NHL Friday: Blues vs. Coyotes Prediction
The Blues and Coyotes have already faced each other four consecutive times but due to COVID impacting other teams around the league, the two teams will meet again tonight in Arizona at 9:00 p.m. ET. Will the game turn high-scoring?
083 St. Louis Blues (-135) at 084 Arizona Coyotes (+115); o/u 5.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 12, 2021
Venue: Gila River Arena, Glendale, AZ
St. Louis Blues DFS Spin
Jordan Binnington allowed three goals on 26 shots in Monday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Clayton Keller put the tying goal past Binnington with under a second to go in the game to push it to an extra frame. The 27-year-old made 2 saves in overtime but was beat twice in the shootout and the Blues dropped a point. Despite allowing three goals in regulation, Binnington made some big saves including a no-looker on Christian Dvorak. However, his rebound control looked suspect at times, which allowed the Coyotes to remain in the game. Binnington now has a 6-2-2 record and a 2.64 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage.
Arizona Coyotes DFS Spin
Coach Rick Tocchet thinks that Oliver Ekman-Larsson will be available to play on Friday against St. Louis. Ekman-Larsson participated in Thursday's practice after he was on the ice for Wednesday's optional skate. Tocchet still wanted to check in with the Coyotes captain to make sure he is ready, but it looks like OEL could be back on Friday night.
Blues vs. Coyotes Prediction
The over is 7-2 in the Blues’ last nine games overall, is 9-3 in their last 12 games when favored and is 6-0-1 in their last seven games played on Friday. On the other side, the over is 11-3-1 in the Coyotes’ last 15 games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games as a home underdog and is 9-2 in their last 11 games as an underdog either home or away.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BLUES/COYOTES OVER 5.5