St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Preview

Daniel GimenezHockey, NHL

The St. Louis Blues, spearheaded by Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko, are preparing to take the ice against Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson, and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena for a Western Conference tilt. The action gets going at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, November 16, and it can be watched live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights Odds


Vegas heads into the game as the noticeable favorite with a moneyline of -170. The line for the Blues now stands at +150, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

Vegas is 8-11 straight-up (SU) and has lost 6.7 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 51-31 record that the team posted during the 2017-18 season campaign. 12 of the team’s 19 matches have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 5-3 SU at home so far this year.

The Golden Knights have converted on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 85.5 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 22.5 saves per game with a .902 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (eight wins, eight losses, and one OT loss) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Knights this season. If Vegas decides to give him the evening off, however, it might turn to the winless Malcolm Subban (0-4-4 record, .885 save percentage, 3.17 goals against average).

St. Louis has lost 5.8 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 6-10 straight up (SU). Through 16 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under the total and just one has pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Blues are 1-4 SU.

The Blues have converted on 27.6 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for fifth-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 17th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.1 percent of all opponent power plays.

Jake Allen (26.4 saves per game) has been the main option in goal for St. Louis. Allen owns a 4-8-3 record, while registering a .883 save percentage and 3.73 goals against average this year.

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Predictions


Prediction: SU Winner – Golden Knights, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • Over St. Louis’ last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-2 in those games).
  • The Blues are 1-3 SU in games where they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Golden Knights are 1-3 SU when they serve more minutes than the opposition.
  • The under has hit in four of St. Louis’ last five games.
  • St. Louis skaters have averaged 8.8 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 6.5 giveaways per game (ranked second overall).
  • Vegas skaters have averaged 13.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 9.9 giveaways per game (ranked 18th in the league).
  • The Knights this season have tallied the second-most hits in the league (27.0 per game), but that number has climbed to 32.4 over their last five games as the home team.