The St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing 8 of they last 9 games. The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their 9-game winning streak.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.33 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 4 goals, Justin Faulk has 8 assists, and Jordan Kyrou has 41 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.83 goals per game and are killing 70.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 28 goals on 249 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 13 goals on 129 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Vegas with 9 goals, Alex Pietrangelo has 12 assists and Reilly Smith has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.27 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Logan Thompson has given up 23 goals on 307 shots faced, and Adin Hill has allowed 11 goals on 147 shots.
The Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Golden Knights are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 14-2 in their last 16 overall. The over is 4-1-2 in Blues last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Golden Knights last 4 overall. The Blues are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vegas and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings. The favorite is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues are going nowhere fast at either end of the ice and even with plus money, I’m not looking to get behind them at all. The Vegas Golden Knights continue to flex their muscle as the best team in the league, and they’re playing elite hockey on both sides. I’m not looking to step in front of the Golden Knights, especially at home. I’ll lay the PL for max betting value here.