St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks odds, picks, and predictions

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The St. Louis Blues (36-20-9) kick off a three-game western Canadian road trip against the Vancouver Canucks (32-27-9) at Rogers Arena Wednesday. Puck drop is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Below, we look at the Blues vs. Canucks odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.

The Blues registered a 4-1 victory at home against the Canucks in Enterprise Center in the front end of the home-and-home set Monday. It was the ninth consecutive game scoring two or more goals.

The Canucks wrapped up a four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record, with the only loss in regulation against St. Louis Monday. Vancouver has scored just 14 goals across the past seven contests, or 2.0 goals per game.

Blues at Canucks odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Blues -108 (bet $108 to win $100) | Canucks -112 (bet $112 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Blues +1.5 (-290) | Canucks -1.5 (+200)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (O: +115 | U: -145)

Blues at Canucks projected goalies

Jordan Binnington (13-13-4, 3.14 GAA, .901 SV%, 2 SO) vs. Thatcher Demko (28-19-5, 2.66 GAA, .917 SV%, 1 SO)

Binnington allowed four goals on 26 shots in his most recent showing last Thursday against Philadelphia, slipping to .500. He is now 0-3-1 with a 3.28 GAA and .882 SV% in four starts in the month of March.

Demko wasn’t in between the pipes for the win Monday in St. Louis, it was backup Jaroslav Halak. But Demko was sharp in his most recent showing, allowing just one goal on 36 shots in a 4-1 win at Dallas Saturday.

Blues at Canucks odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Canucks 3, Blues 2

Money line

The CANUCKS (-112) are worth a play as they look to pay back the Blues (-108) after a disappointing loss Monday. St. Louis has really played down to its competition, going 1-5 in the past six games against teams with a losing overall record.

While the Canucks are just 1-5 in the past six at home, Vancouver is 10-4 in the past 14 as a favorite.

Against the spread

The Blues +1.5 (-290) will cost you nearly three times your potential return, and that’s just way too expensive, even though this should be a close game. If you like St. Louis to get the win again, just play them straight up.

PASS.

Over/Under

UNDER 6.5 (-145) is the best play on the board here. The Blues have hit the Over in four of the past five, but the Under result was the first end of the home-and-home.

For the Canucks, they have scored 15 total goals in the past seven outings, while allowing 18 goals during the stretch. The Under has cashed in five straight for Vancouver, too.

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Author: Lucy Green