|Game||Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues|
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
Canadian Tire Centre
STL -182 O/U 5.5
Protecting the title is a lot harder than what the Blues expected coming into the year. However, the Blues are a team that has a target on their back this season and that target is fairly large, but it is not enough for the Blues to be slowed down as they are coming out the gates quite a bit better than what they did last year as the Blues lead the division already.
On the year so far the Blues offense has been playing decent with an average of 2.67 goals a game. The defense which looked questionable in the opening game of the year is now giving up only 2.33 goals a game. The Blues have converted on the power play at a total of 14.7% on the year, but have killed off 85.7% of the penalties they have faced.
The Senators have not really picked up from where they finished last year. The Senators have yet to bring home a win on the year and that could definitely prove to be problematic for the Senators who finished last year with one of the worst offense’s in the league.
This season the Senators have only managed to get an average of 2 goals a game scored. The defense, though, is a huge problem giving up 4.50 goals a game on average. The Senators have only killed off 62.5% of the penalties they have faced this season.
Recent Betting Trends
- Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
- Senators are 4-9 in their last 13 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Under is 4-0 in Blues last 4 road games.
- Over is 20-6 in Senators last 26 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
The Senators are playing horrible hockey on the season so far and the offense is producing at times, but not at the level the team needs to do with how bad the defense is. Look for the defense to prove to be a problem still for the Senators in this game as the Blues offense is able to find its stride quickly and easily in the game. Final Score Prediction, Saint Louis Blues win 4-1.