Blues vs. Penguins Prediction
The St. Louis Blues will go after a fifth straight win tonight as they travel to play the Pittsburgh Penguins. Is St. Louis a strong bet to get it done as the slight underdogs?
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
PPG Paints Arena at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Penguins are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blues are a -105 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Wednesday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting St. Louis. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blues shutout Blackhawks
St. Louis skated to a 4-0 shutout win Monday night at Chicago to improve to 18-5-6 on the season. Mackenzie MacEachern opened the scoring 2:34 into the contest off an assist by Vince Dunn. Jaden Schwartz made it 2-0 later in the first period on the power play with assists going to Alex Pietrangelo and David Perron. Brayden Schenn extended the lead with 11:04 to play in the third period on assists by Nathan Walker and Schwartz. Tyler Bozak completed the scoring on an unassisted goal with 1:49 left. Jake Allen secured the shutout as he saved all 38 shots sent his way.
Penguins stumble at Blues
Pittsburgh fell by a score of 5-2 at St. Louis Saturday night to drop to 14-9-4 on the season. The Penguins tied the the score at 1-1 with 13:33 to go in the second period on a Sam Lafferty goal assisted by Joseph Blandisi and Chad Ruhwedel. The Blues took a 4-1 lead in the third period before Pittsburgh pulled within two goals again on a Kris Letang tally with 6:57 remaining on assists from Dominik Simon and Evgeni Malkin. St. Louis added an insurance goal four minutes later. Matt Murray suffered the loss as he allowed five goals on 27 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blues are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games. St. Louis is 20-6 in its last 26 games as an underdog.
The Penguins are 131-61 in their last 192 home games. Pittsburgh is 9-3 in its last 12 games versus the Western Conference.
The Blues are on a roll a bit indicative of their Stanley Cup run last season and after trampling the Penguins over the weekend, I'm going right back to the well today. It will likely be Binnington back in goal tonight despite Allen being sensational last start. Either way the Blues turn is a good plan it seems with the way they are playing in front of their goalie. I'm taking St. Louis to win a fifth in a row tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -105