Blues vs. Devils Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, St. Louis is favored on the road, as the Blues are getting odds of -125 to win, while the Devils are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals. Tonight’s game takes place from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The Blues are coming off a 6-4 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday at home. St. Louis has won five of its last six to move to 11-3-1 on the season and 5-2-1 on the road. St. Louis is putting up 3.27 goals per game this season while allowing just 2.40 per contest. Jaden Schwartz has 20 points to lead the team with eight goals and 12 assists. Vladimir Tarasenko has added seven goals and nine assists, though he is questionable tonight with an upper body injury. Jake Allen is 8-3-1 in net this season and has a 2.48 GAA with a .919 save percentage.
The Devils are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss at Calgary on Sunday for their second straight loss. New Jersey is now 9-3-1 on the season and 4-2 at home. The Devils are putting up 3.62 goals per game this season while allowing 3.15 per game. Jersey is being led by Taylor Hall, who has five goals and 12 assists. Brian Gibbons has a team-high seven goals as well. Cory Schneider is 6-2 in net with a 3.09 GAA and a .916 save percentage.
The Blues are rolling right now and they have owned the Devils, winning six straight meetings in this series. The big difference between these two is the goals allowed. Both can score, but the Blues are allowing just 2.4 goals per game while the Devils are giving up 3.15 per contest. That should be the difference in this game and why St. Louis can win on the road. The public betting is backing the Devils slightly, but I am going to go with St. Louis.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -125