Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues Matchup Preview 1/13/20

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Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, and the Anaheim Ducks are set to face off against David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center for a Western Conference tilt. The opening face-off takes place at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, and fans at home are able to see the game live on Prime Ticket.

Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues Odds

The Blues (-215) are favored over the Ducks (+180) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).

Netting moneyline bettors 8.4 units, St. Louis is 29-17 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, the NHL’s second-strongest so far in this young season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during last year’s regular season (45-37). Of its 46 games this season, 23 have gone over the total, while another 23 have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 16-7 SU at home this season.

The Blues have connected on 25.2 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s good enough for fifth-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 11th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.1 percent of all penalties.

With a .917 save percentage and 26.9 saves per game, Jordan Binnington (22-11-4) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Blue Notes this year. If St. Louis decides to rest him, however, the team might go with Jake Allen (7-8-8 record, .924 save percentage, 2.36 goals against average).

Anaheim has lost 12.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 17-28 straight up (SU). Through 45 regular season outings, 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 20 have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Ducks are 6-16 SU as the road team this season.

The Ducks have converted on just 14.8 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 24th overall and it’s successfully killed off 77.1 percent of all opponent power plays.

John Gibson (28.1 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson has 13 wins, 21 losses, and three overtime losses to his credit, while registering a .905 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average this year.

Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues Free Picks

NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • Two of the Ducks’ last ten games have been decided by a shootout. The team is 2-0 in those games and 4-1 overall in shootouts this season.
  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in four of their past five outings.
  • Five of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 0-5 in those games.
  • Anaheim skaters notched 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Blue Notes accounted for 22.5 hits per matchup.