St. Louis Blues vs Pittsburgh Penguins 3/17/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing five of their last seven games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 29 goals, Kris Letang has 46 assists and Evan Rodriguez has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 85.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 107 goals on 1,373 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 43 goals on 447 shots.

The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Kyrou leads St. Louis with 22 goals, Robert Thomas has 36 assists and Vladimir Tarasenko has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 89 goals on 918 shots faced, and Ville Husso has given up 52 goals on 724 shots.

The Penguins are 14-5 in their last 19 road games and 26-12 in their last 38 overall. The Blues are 17-6 in their last 23 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 6-0-1 in Penguins last 7 road games. The over is 4-1-1 in Blues last 6 home games. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the better hockey over the last couple of weeks, they’ve proven they can win on the road, and they’re probably the better team overall. However, we’re getting the St. Louis Blues, a wonderful home team, with a cheap price. The Blues have lost just six home games since November 18. I’ll take a stab here with the cheaper price in what should be a fun contest.

Author: Lucy Green