Blues vs Knights Prediction 3/12 NHL Picks for Today
- Mar 12, 2023, 2:44:32 PM
The St. Louis Blues host the Vegas Golden Knights in a cross-divisional matchup on Sunday night. The Golden Knights are fighting for the top spot in the Pacific Division, while the Blues are struggling to stay alive in the Central Division. Both teams have been playing well recently, so this should be an exciting game to watch.
St. Louis Blues:
The St. Louis Blues are currently sitting in sixth place in the Central Division with a 29-31-5 record. They are coming off a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, where Jordan Kyrou scored a hat trick. Kyrou has been on fire recently, with four goals and two assists in his last 10 games. Robert Thomas is another player to watch on the Blues, with 16 goals and 41 assists on the season.
The Blues have struggled to score goals this season, with a -37 scoring differential. They have scored 199 goals while allowing 236 goals. The Blues have been inconsistent at home, going 14-14-4 at the Enterprise Center.
Vegas Golden Knights:
The Vegas Golden Knights are currently in first place in the Pacific Division with a 40-20-6 record. They are coming off a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild, where Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal. Jonathan Marchessault is the leading scorer for the Golden Knights, with 20 goals and 24 assists on the season. Jack Eichel has also been playing well, with six goals and five assists in his last 10 games.
The Golden Knights have been solid on the road this season, with a 19-7-5 record away from T-Mobile Arena. They have scored 204 goals while allowing 161 goals, giving them a +43 scoring differential.
The St. Louis Blues have been a tough team to bet on this season, going 24-41 against the spread. They have also been inconsistent at home, going 14-18 against the spread at the Enterprise Center. The total has gone under in four of their last five games.
The Vegas Golden Knights have been a solid bet this season, going 33-33 against the spread. They have been particularly strong on the road, going 20-11 against the spread away from T-Mobile Arena. The total has gone under in four of their last six games.
Public Betting Data:
According to the latest public betting data, 51% of the bets are on the Golden Knights to cover the spread as road favorites. However, the majority of the money is on the Blues to pull off the upset at home.
As per Kingpin.pro, the Golden Knights are currently favored by 1.5 goals with a moneyline of -141, while the Blues are +1.5 underdogs with a moneyline of +132. The over/under is set at 6.5 goals with the under being favored at +100 and the over at +104.
The Blues will be without Jake Neighbours due to an upper-body injury. The Golden Knights are dealing with multiple injuries, including William Carrier (lower-body), Laurent Brossoit (lower body), Robin Lehner (hip), Nolan Patrick (upper body), Mark Stone (back), Adin Hill (lower body), Logan Thompson (lower body), and Nicolas Roy (lower body).
In this matchup, we expect the St. Louis Blues to come out on top. They have been playing well recently and will have home-ice advantage. Jordan Kyrou has been on fire recently, and we expect him to have another big game against the Golden Knights. While the Golden Knights have been solid on the road, they are dealing with multiple injuries to key players, including Mark Stone and Robin Lehner, which could hinder their performance.
Furthermore, the Blues have already beaten the Golden Knights once this season and will be looking to repeat that success. They have a balanced offense, with Robert Thomas leading the way with 16 goals and 41 assists. Additionally, the Blues have been getting solid goaltending from Jordan Binnington, who has a 2.80 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage this season.
On the other hand, the Golden Knights have been struggling with injuries and inconsistency recently. Despite having a strong overall record, they have gone just 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. While Jonathan Marchessault has been a reliable scorer for them with 20 goals and 24 assists this season, they will need more contributions from their other players to secure a win against the Blues.
Overall, we believe the Blues will come out on top in this matchup. They have been playing well at home recently, and with Jordan Kyrou leading the way, they should have enough firepower to beat the Golden Knights.
Pick: Blues at +132 on the moneyline.