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The Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center. The Arizona Coyotes need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 28 goals, Phil Kessel has 35 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 15 goals on 58 shots faced, and Karel Vejmelka has given up 131 goals on 1,366 shots.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 23 goals, Robert Thomas has 42 assists and Pavel Buchnevich has 173 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 97 goals on 957 shots faced, and Ville Husso has given up 76 goals on 974 shots.
The Coyotes are 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 26-59 in their last 85 overall. The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games. The over is 7-2-2 in Coyotes last 11 road games. The over is 7-1 in Blues last 8 overall. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
It’s hard to make a case for the Arizona Coyotes in their current form, especially on the end of a back to back. However, the St. Louis Blues continue to be hit or miss and these prices are insane given their inconsistent ways as of late. The Blues also haven’t had any recent home success or success in the underdog role. The Coyotes have also won four straight meetings in St. Louis. If you’re not afraid of shots in the dark, I’ll take a stab with the Coyotes and big plus money.