Arizona Coyotes at St. Louis Blues Free Pick 11/12/19

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A couple of the least-penalized clubs in the NHL, the Arizona Coyotes and the St. Louis Blues meet at the Enterprise Center. Fox Arizona Plus will air this Western Conference matchup, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12.

Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues Odds

With a moneyline of -160, St. Louis enters the contest as the noticeable favorite. The line for Arizona sits at +140, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-130 under, +110 over).

The Blues are 12-6 straight-up (SU) and have netted 4.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, ranked third in the NHL so far this season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2018-19 season (45-37). Among the team’s 18 games this season, nine have gone over the total, while an additional nine have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 5-3 SU at home so far this year.

St. Louis enters the matchup with the second-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has found the net on 29.3 percent of their extra-man advantages this season. On the other hand, its penalty kill is rated 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.3 percent of all penalties.

As a team, STL has been whistled for penalties just 3.4 times per game overall this season, and 4.2 per game over its last five home outings. The team’s had to defend opposition power plays for just 7.9 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, overall.

With a .922 save percentage and 28.7 saves per game, Jordan Binnington (9-5-3) has been the primary option in goal for the Blues this season. If they, however, choose to give him the night off, St. Louis could roll with Jake Allen (3-1-1 record, .882 save percentage, 3.29 goals against average).

Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron will both lead the offensive attack for the Blues. O’Reilly (19 points) has put up five goals and 14 assists and has recorded two or more points four times this year. Perron has eight goals and 10 assists to his name and has recorded a point in 11 games.

In the other locker room, Arizona is 10-8 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. A total of 10 of its matches have gone under the total, while six have gone over and just one has pushed. As an away team, Arizona is 6-4 SU so far.

Arizona has converted on just 16.1 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that places it in the bottom-10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 21st overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Arizona’s skaters have been whistled for penalties only 3.2 times per game in total this season, 3.4 per game over their past five match ups total, and 3.6 per game over their last five road outings. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 6.9 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Darcy Kuemper (26.5 saves per game) has been the primary choice in goal for Arizona. Kuemper owns a 7-5 record, and has registered a .930 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average this year.

Nick Schmaltz (four goals, 11 assists) has been one of the most vital offensive playmakers for the visiting Coyotes.

Arizona Coyotes at St. Louis Blues Free Picks

Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
  • Power plays and penalty kills may prove to be key tonight. The Coyotes are 4-4 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 7-6 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes. The Blues are 7-1 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 9-3 when they’re in the box for less than 10 minutes.
  • St. Louis skaters have created 7.6 takeaways per game (ranked 12th in the league).
  • Arizona skaters have forced 7.4 takeaways per game (ranked 16th in the NHL).
  • St. Louis might hold the upper hand if this one comes down to the wire. The team’s 8-3 in games decided by one goal, while Arizona is 4-6 in such games.