Blues vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/19

Blues vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks Today 10/19

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NHL Predictions: Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues

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Get ready for a thrilling showdown as the Arizona Coyotes (1-2) face off against the St. Louis Blues (1-0-1) in the 2023-24 NHL season. This game is scheduled for October 19, 2023, at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, with puck drop at 5:00 PM local time. As we delve into the game's analysis and expert predictions, hockey enthusiasts and bettors can expect an exciting matchup.

 

Arizona Coyotes

Early Season Performance

The Arizona Coyotes have had a mixed start to the season with a record of 1-2. Despite some close losses, they have shown resilience and the ability to compete with strong opponents. Goalie Karel Vejmelka has been exceptional with a 1.95 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.

Defensive Strength

The Coyotes have displayed a solid defensive game, allowing just 2.00 goals per game on average. This defensive prowess, combined with Vejmelka's goaltending, makes them a tough team to beat.

Key Players to Watch

Keep an eye on Nick Schmaltz, who leads the team in points and goals. Additionally, Logan Cooley's contributions and strong defensive play will be crucial for the Coyotes.

 

St. Louis Blues

Early Season Performance

The St. Louis Blues have started the season with a record of 1-0-1, including a shootout win against the Seattle Kraken. Their strong defensive play, led by goalie Jordan Binnington, has been a key factor in their early success.

Defensive Prowess

The Blues have allowed just one goal per game on average, showcasing their defensive prowess. Binnington's remarkable 0.92 goals-against average and .969 save percentage have been instrumental in their solid start.

Key Players to Watch

Keep an eye on Nick Schmaltz, who leads the Coyotes in points and goals. Additionally, Jordan Kyrou's scoring ability and Jakub Vrana's contributions will be crucial for the Blues.

 

Prediction

As we analyze this matchup between the Arizona Coyotes and the St. Louis Blues, several factors come into play. The Coyotes have shown resilience and strong defensive play early in the season, making them a tough opponent for the Blues.

While the Blues have a solid defensive record, the Coyotes have the ability to keep this game close. With Karel Vejmelka guarding the net for Arizona and their defensive strength, they are well-positioned to cover the +1.5 puck line.

Considering the Coyotes' defensive prowess and their ability to compete, our expert prediction leans towards the Coyotes covering the +1.5 puck line. Expect a closely contested matchup with both teams having opportunities to score, making this game an intriguing one for hockey fans and bettors.

 

Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5 

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