|Game||Saint Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights|
|Date & Time||Thursday December 12, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Enterprise Center Saint Louis, MO
STL -120 O/U 5.5
The Vegas Golden Knights are set to visit Enterprise Center in Saint Louis, Missouri for a Western Conference clash against the Saint Louis Blues. The Vegas Golden Knights come into this matchup with a 16-12-5 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-1. The Vegas Golden Knights received goals out of William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty, Ryan Reaves, Reilly Smith, and Derek Engelland. The Vegas Golden Knights edged out the Chicago Blackhawks in the shot department, 37-29.
The Vegas Golden Knights were good at keeping the Chicago Blackhawks off the scoreboard as they held them to 1 goal on 29 shots. The Golden Knights starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury had a good game in the crease as he recorded 28 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .921 and GAA to 2.46. The Vegas Golden Knights edged out the Chicago Blackhawks in the faceoff circle, 34-33.
The Saint Louis Blues come into this matchup with an 18-8-6 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2. Troy Brouwer and Alex Pietrangelo were responsible for the Saint Louis goals while Ivan Barbashev, Tyler Bozak, David Perron, and Robert Thomas recorded assist. The Saint Louis Blues were edged out by the Buffalo Sabres in the shot department, 33-30.
The Saint Louis Blues struggled at keeping the Buffalo Sabres off the scoreboard as they held them to 5 goals on 33 shots. The Blues starting goaltender Jake Allen struggled in the crease as he recorded 28 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .925 and GAA to 2.33. The Saint Louis Blues edged out the Buffalo Sabres in the faceoff circle, 29-23.
Recent Betting Trends
- Golden Knights are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- Under is 6-1 in Golden Knights last 7 games following a win.
- Blues are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 games as a favorite.
The Saint Louis Blues have had success against the Vegas Golden Knights as of recent as they have won 4 of their last 5 meetings. The Saint Louis Blues are currently the best team in the Western Conference with 42 points, and I expect them to continue rolling as they will be at home for this clash. The Blues will hold a major advantage in the crease for this game as Jordan Binnington will get the starting nod, and he has been solid this season with a 13-6-4 record and GAA of 2.45. The Blues have talent with David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, Braden Schenn, and Alex Pietrangelo, and they are the defending Stanley Cup Champions for a reason. I expect the Blues to receive a late 3rd-period goal to help them prevail over the Golden Knights. Final Score Prediction, Saint Louis Blues win 3-2.