St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Matchup Preview 11/5/19

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David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues will face off against Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in a Western Conference showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 5, and you’ll be able to catch the game live on Sportsnet Pacific.

St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds

With a moneyline of -125, Vancouver enters the matchup as the favorite. The line for St. Louis sits at +105, and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. The line for betting that total stands at -125 for the under and +105 for the over.

Earning moneyline bettors 4.8 units, Vancouver is 9-5 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked fourth in the league so far this season, is a welcomed turnaround from what the team managed during the 2018-19 season (35-47). Through 14 regular season contests, seven of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just one has pushed. The team’s 4-1 SU at home this year.

The Canucks have converted on 21.3 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked third overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 88.2 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 28.2 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (5-4-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for Vancouver this year. If the Nucks decide to rest him, however, head coach Travis Green may turn to Thatcher Demko (4-1-1 record, .938 save percentage, 1.78 goals against average).

On the visiting bench, St. Louis is 9-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 0.5 units this season. Through 15 regular season matches, eight of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under the total and none have pushed. The Blues are 4-3 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Blues have scored on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places it in the top-five among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 12th overall and it’s successfully killed off 82.2 percent of all penalties.

Jordan Binnington (.917 save percentage and 2.56 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for St. Louis. Binnington is averaging 28.5 saves per game and has seven wins, five losses, and three overtime losses to his credit.

St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks Betting Picks

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

Betting Notes

  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in four of their last five matchups.
  • St. Louis has managed 25.4 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Vancouver is averaging 30.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • St. Louis skaters recorded 22.5 hits per game last season, while the Nucks forced 21.9 hits per contest.