The St. Louis Blues look for a win after winning 6 of their last 7 games. The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens prediction.
St. Louis Blues Betting Preview
The St. Louis Blues recently beat the Kings and Sabres while losing to the Blue Jackets. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.84 goals per game and are scoring on 15.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Robert Thomas leads St. Louis with 17 goals, Jordan Kyrou has 23 assists, and Pavel Buchnevich has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.06 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 97 goals on 1,052 shots faced, and Joel Hofer has given up 46 goals on 530 shots.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview
The Montreal Canadiens recently lost to the Penguins and Stars, while beating the Capitals. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.73 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 17 goals, Nick Suzuki has 31 assists and Mike Matheson has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.45 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 56 goals on 564 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 76 goals on 823 shots.
St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens prediction
The Montreal Canadiens will have their chances at home in this early spot, but they’ve had issues finishing games time and time again, and it’s hard to take them seriously. The St. Louis Blues have strung together some nice wins over the last couple of weeks, and they have the offense to give a struggling Habs defense issues. The Canadiens have the edge at home in this early start, but the Blues are the better team in better form. Give me the Blues and the cheap price in this early NHL contest.