Last year the St. Louis Blues caught everyone napping with the NHL odds in their worst to first impossible run to the Stanley Cup. This year the Blues are proving that their championship was no fluke with an impressive start to the season. Most important of all head coach Craig Berube’s team is not showing any signs of a Stanley Cup hangover. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been more up than down so far this season but not quite on the same level as the Blues. Of great concern is a Pittsburgh power play that has been way under par despite a vast arsenal of offensive talent.
St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Blues vs. Penguins TV Coverage: NBCSN
St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Wagering Odds Analysis
Sharps will take a good hard look at the Blues do to their likely strong betting value with the NHL odds as a high-quality road team. In the same way the Penguins are one of the most public teams on them board and will draw plenty of action as the home squad.
St. Louis Blues Current Form
St. Louis is 16-5-3-3 overall with 11-16 under the total. The Blues have NHL metrics of 15th for goal scoring, sixth for the power play, fifth for goals against and seventh for penalty killing. The Blues are leading the Central Division. St. Louis has won four of their last six games.
Pittsburgh Penguins Current Form
Pittsburgh has a record of 14-8-4 with 12-14 under the total. The Penguins have NHL metrics of fifth for goal scoring, 20th for the power play, seventh for goals against, and eighth the penalty killing. Pittsburgh is fourth in the Metropolitan Division.
Key Blues: LW David Perron (11 G, 15 A, 26 PTS, -1, 26 PIM, 4 PPG, 9 PPA, 16.9 SPCT), C Ryan O’Reilly (6 G, 18 A, 24 PTS, -2, 4 PIM, 2 PPG, 8 PPA, 11.8 SPCT), C Brayden Schenn (13 G, 11 A, 24 PTS, +1, 21 PIM, 6 PPG, 4 PPA, 22.4 SPCT), D Alex Pietrangelo (6 G, 13 A, 19 PTS, +2, 6 PIM, 3 PPG, 7 PPA, 7.6 SPCT), G Jordan Binnington (12-4-4, 2.27 GAA, .925 SVPCT, 1 SO)
Key Penguins: C Jake Guentzel (15 G, 12 A, 27 PTS, +2, 4 PPG, 2 PPA, 16.3 SPCT), C Evgeni Malkin (6 G, 15 A, 21 PTS, +4, PIM 4, 2 PPG, 2 PPA, 10.7 SPCT), C Sidney Crosby (5 G, 12 A, 17 PTS, -1, 7 PIM, 1 PPG, 2 PPA, 10.9 SPCT), D Kris Letang (6 G, 9 A, 15 PTS, +6, 6 PIM, 1 PPG, 2 PPA, 8.5 SPCT), G Matt Murray (9-4-4, 2.72 GAA, .901 SVPCT, 1 SO)
St. Louis and Pittsburgh against the Spread
The Blues are:
7-2 in their last nine away games
2-5 under the total on the road
8-3 in their last 11 games at Pittsburgh
2-5-4 under the total on the road against the Penguins
The Penguins are:
9-3 in their last 12 games at PPG Paints Arena
3-4 under the total on home ice
4-4 in their last eight games against the Blues
2-3-1 under the total in their head to head series with St. Louis
St. Louis Blues vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Free Picks
In this situation the Blues bring a lot of potential value with a stellar road record of 9-2-2-1 and the proven ability to get the cash at PPG Paints Arena
Blues vs. Penguins NHL Odds Best Bet: St. Louis Blues
Blues vs. Penguins NHL Odds Score Prediction: Blues 3, Penguins 2
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