The St. Louis Blues enter this game having lost their previous three matchups in a row and are coming off a 2-6 loss on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the New York Rangers enter this game having lost two of their last three games and are on a two-game losing streak which includes Saturday’s 2-5 loss at home against the Chicago Blackhawks.

BookMaker has the New York Rangers listed as -170 money line favorites at home against the St. Louis Blues and has set the total for the over/under plays at 6 goals. Will the Rangers end their two-game losing streak or will the Blues get the win on the road? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

St. Louis Blues Team Preview

The St. Louis Blues enter this game with an overall record of 11-13 and 22 points which puts them in 6th place in the Central Division.

Offensively, St. Louis has scored a total of 68 goals this season for an average of 2.83 goals per game. The Blues have a power-play success rate of 23.4% which ranks 14th in the league.

Defensively, the Blues have allowed a total of 90 goals for an average of 3.75 goals per game this season. St. Louis has a penalty kill percentage of 66.7% which is tied for the 2nd worst rate in the NHL. The projected goalie for the Blues, Jordan Binnington, is 9-10 this season with a save percentage of .895 and is allowing an average of 3.27 goals per game.

New York Rangers Team Preview

The New York Rangers enter this game with an overall record of 11-10-5 and 27 points which puts them in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division.

Offensively, the Rangers have scored a total of 76 goals for an average of 2.92 goals per game this season. New York has a power-play success rate of 20.5% which is the 10th-worst rate in the NHL.

Defensively, New York has allowed a total of 75 goals this season for an average of 2.88 goals per game. The Rangers have a penalty kill percentage of 80% which is the 10th-best percentage in the league. The projected goalie for New York, Igor Shesterkin, is 10-4-4 on the year with a .913 save percentage and is allowing an average of 2.59 goals per game.

St. Louis has won six of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average score of 3 to 2.7 in those matchups. The Blues have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 4 to 2.67 in those contests.

The over is 5-4-1 in the last ten games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 5.7 goals per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games with the teams combining for an average of 6.67 goals per game in those matchups.

New York enters this game with the better record, however, St. Louis has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Blues have won by an average margin of 0.3 goals per game over the last ten and 1.33 goals per game over the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the money line for the St. Louis Blues at +148 on BookMaker for this matchup on Monday.

Spooky Express Pick: St. Louis Blues +148

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