NHL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. St. Louis Blues – February 11, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Scottrade Center; St. Louis, MO
Date & Time: Sunday February 11, 2018; 12:00pm EST
Point Spread: St. Louis Blues -115
Quick Pick: St. Louis Blues -115
On Sunday – an early game will be played between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues. The Pittsburgh Penguins are on the road, a place where they are 10-15-3 on the season. The Penguins are coming off a loss, and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The Penguins are fifth in the Eastern Conference with their 64 points.
The St. Louis Blues come into the game with back to back wins. The Blues beat the the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, and then went to Winnipeg and downed the Jets on Friday. The Blues are 34-20-3 on the season, and have 71 points on the season. The Blues are fourth in the Western Conference with 71 points. The St. Louis Blues are -115 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in the National Hockey League.
Blues Seeking Third Straight
The St. Louis Blues are looking for their third straight game, and a chance to move up the Central Divisional standings. The Blues are just two points back of both the Jets and the Predators. St. Louis has played a league most 57 games thus far this season. St. Louis has outscored opponents by 23 goals on the season,
Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the win over the Jets on Friday, and he now has 23 goals on the season. That is tied with Braden Schenn for the team lead. The Blues are scoring 2.9 goals per game, and allowing 2.5 goals per game. The Blues power play has not been real strong this season, as it's the third worst in the league, as they are scoring 16.2% of their chances.
Penguins Seeking Back to Back to Back
The Pittsburgh Penguins are seeking their third straight Stanley Cup title. The Penguins have been up and down all season, including a recent loss on Friday night at the Dallas Stars. The Penguins are 11th in the league with 3 goals per game, and also allowing 3 goals per game.
The Power play for Pittsburgh is the tbest in all of the National Hockey League. The Penguins are scoring om 26% of their chances. The Penguins penalty kill is 6th in the league, as they are killing off 17.2% of their chances. The Penguins are led in scoring by right wing Phil Kessel with 65 points. Sidney Crosby is the top assist man for the Penguins with 43 goals, while Evgeni Malkin have dished out 30 assists.
Blues Top Penguins
The St. Louis Blues are playing good hockey right now. The Blues have some question marks at the goaltender position, but Jake Allen came away with a recent win over the Jets on Friday. Carter Hutton has been the best goaltender for St. Louis over the last couple months. Vladimir Tarasenko when he gets going can be one of the top goal scorers in all of the National Hockey League.
The Penguins are a team that will allow goals at times. If they do not have their top offensive unit going, they are going to be in trouble. Look for St. Louis to outscore the Penguins, and pick up their third straight win. The final bet for this game is the St. Louis Blues -115 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.