NHL Betting Preview: St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Knights – Wednesday, April 7, 2021

by Ayden Fahlstrom | April 7, 2021 |

Las Vegas will stay in St. Louis for the second game of the two-game series in this Western Division game. Puck drop for this game is scheduled for 9 pm eastern from the Enterprise Center.

This will be the game between these two teams. St. Louis was able to win the first game, but Vegas has won the last four; most recently, they won Monday. Vegas is currently sitting second in the division, while St. Louis has fallen apart and slid down to fifth.

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview: Back on Track

The Golden Knights have been a top team in hockey all season. They have been consistent for much of the season as well, usually following up a loss with at least a win if not multiple wins after a single loss. However, this past week, Vegas has their first three-game losing streak. Luckily for them, they had an upcoming series with the struggling Blues to get them out of that slump.

Vegas is led offensively by Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty. Each of them, veterans to the game, are showing that even with their age, they can still get the job done. Stone is leading the team with 41 points/ He has scored 12 goals and assisted on 29 others. Pacioretty is right behind him with 34 points. He has scored 18 goals and assisted on 16 others.

The Golden Knights have found success with the two goalie system using Marc-Andre Fleury and Robin Lehner to start their games. Fleury has a record of 17-9 and is only giving up 2.14 goals per game. These stats make him one of the top goaltenders in all of hockey.

Lehner has a record of 7-1 and is only giving up 2.17 goals per game. Seemingly back to full health from his concussion, Lehner has won four of his five starts since returning.

St. Louis Blues Betting Preview: Falling apart quickly

Prior to March 22, the Blue were 16-10-3-2 and in the top four of the division. They had not played the greatest hockey, but they were doing a decent job of finding ways to win and battling through all of the injuries. Since that date, they have gone 0-6-1 and, outside of the overtime game, have been outplayed tremendously.

The Blues are also led by two veterans, David Perron and Ryan O’Reilly. In 38 games, Perron has accrued 37 points. He has scored 13 goals and assisted on 24 others. O’Reilly is sitting second on the team in points with 34. He has also scored 13 goals but only assisted on 21.  If the Blues are going to turn the page and get back on track, they will need the play of some of the youth to step up.

Jordan Binnington has started a majority of the hockey games for the Blues. With a record of 10-11-3, he is only giving up 2.77 goals per game. While these numbers are not the league’s worst by any means, there is a different expectation for Binnington in St. Louis after winning the Stanley Cup two years ago. Fans saw how good he could be and are hopeful he can get back to those ways.

Golden Knights vs. Blues Betting Odds & Lines

BetOnline has the Golden Knights, the moneyline favorite at -144, and the over/under set at 5½.

Free Betting Pick

As previously stated, when Vegas loses, they seem to rally back with multiple wins. They have done this several times throughout the season, and it does not seem like that is going to change in this series.

The Blues will more than likely see Fleury tonight, which is not in their favor. He is currently 2-0 against them this season. He has lost his last two starts, so the Blues may catch him at a low point in his season.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Las Vegas Golden Knights moneyline -144

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