St. Louis Blues at Arizona Coyotes Free Prediction

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Vladimir Tarasenko, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues will do battle against Clayton Keller, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in a Western Conference matchup. Fox Sports Arizona will showcase the game, and the puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1.

St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds

This matchup’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by bookmakers yet.

Earning 0.9 units for moneyline bettors, Arizona is 11-13 straight up (SU) overall in the 2018-19 season. That early-season winning percentage is a welcomed improvement compared to how the team performed during last year’s regular season (29-53). Of its 24 regular season contests, 13 have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team’s 5-7 SU at home.

The Coyotes have converted on just 15.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s ranked 28th overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked first overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 89.5 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 26.5 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Antti Raanta (6-6) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Coyotes this year. If Arizona chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Rick Tocchet might roll with Darcy Kuemper (4-7-7 record, .914 save percentage, 2.71 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, St. Louis is 9-15 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline this year. A total of 11 of its outings have gone over the total, while another 11 have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Blues are 3-7 SU as an away team this season.

The Blues have converted on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 12th overall and it’s successfully killed off 81.3 percent of all penalties.

Jake Allen (25.9 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for St. Louis. Allen owns a 7-12-3 record, while registering a .896 save percentage and 3.24 goals against average this year.

St. Louis Blues vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions

NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • Six of Arizona’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 2-4 overall in those games.
  • The Coyotes are 2-7 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 4-9 in games where they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their last five matchups.
  • St. Louis skaters have averaged 6.0 giveaways over its last five home games, right in line with its season average of 6.3 giveaways per game (the second-fewest in the NHL).
  • Arizona skaters have averaged 11.0 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 7.5 giveaways per game (ranked 6th in the league).