St. Louis Blues vs. Anaheim Ducks Free Pick 1/23/19

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Ryan O’Reilly, David Perron, and the St. Louis Blues will do battle against Adam Henrique, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center for a Western Conference showdown. This one will get underway at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 23 and it’ll air live on Fox Sports West.

St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks Odds

Each team currently has an identical -110 moneyline in this matchup, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-120 for the under, +100 for the over).

Anaheim is 21-29 straight-up (SU) and has lost 6.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is a regression from the 44-38 record that the team managed during the 2017-18 season campaign. 31 of its 50 games have gone under the total, while 16 have gone over and just three have pushed. The team is 10-15 SU at home this year.

The Ducks have converted on just 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 15th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.7 percent of all penalties.

Boasting a .921 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, John Gibson (18-24-8) has been the primary option in goal for the Ducks this season. If the Ducks decide to give him the evening off, however, the team might turn to Chad Johnson (3-10-10 record, .889 save percentage, 3.32 goals against average).

On the other hand, St. Louis is 21-27 straight up (SU) and has lost 7.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. A total of 25 of its matches have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just two have pushed. The Blues are 9-12 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Blues have converted on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 16th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all penalties.

Jake Allen (24.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for St. Louis. Allen owns a 15-21-4 record, while registering a .897 save percentage and 3.04 goals against average this year.

St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks Betting Picks

NHL Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Ducks (3-2 in shootouts this season) has more experience in games decided by shootout. The Blues fell short in its only shootout this season.
  • The total has gone under in four of Anaheim’s last five outings.
  • Six of St. Louis’ last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
  • St. Louis skaters registered 23.1 hits per game last season, while the Ducks forced 24.2 hits per contest.