St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames Game Preview 11/9/19

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The St. Louis Blues, led by Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron, are ready to take the ice against Matthew Tkachuk, Elias Lindholm, and the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome in a Western Conference showdown. The opening faceoff will be at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, and it will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports Midwest.

St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames Odds

St. Louis (+105) is entering this one as the underdog to Calgary (-125), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -120 for the under and +100 for the over.

St. Louis is 11-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 2.8 units this season. Through 17 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. This 2019-20 Blues team is 6-3 SU on the road.

St. Louis enters the match up with the second-best power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s scored on 27.8 percent of its extra-man opportunities this year. Its penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and it has successfully killed off 82.7 percent of all penalties..

Boasting a .921 save percentage and 28.8 saves per game, Jordan Binnington (8-5-3) has been the best option in goal for St. Louis this year. If St. Louis decides to rest him, however, head coach Craig Berube could roll with Jake Allen (3-1 record, .882 save percentage, 3.29 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, Calgary is 10-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 19 regular season matches, 10 of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 6-2 SU at home.

The Flames have converted on just 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked third overall, and it’s successfully killed off 88.4 percent of all penalties.

David Rittich has stopped 29.5 shots per game as the primary netminder in goal for the Flames. Rittich has nine wins, six losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has recorded a .915 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average this year.

St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames Free Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their last five matchups.
  • St. Louis has managed 25.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Calgary is averaging 35.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • St. Louis skaters recorded 22.5 hits per game last season, while the Flames forced 16.3 hits per matchup.