Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues Free Prediction


<p>Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks are set to do battle against Ryan O'Reilly, Vladimir Tarasenko, and the St. Louis Blues at the Enterprise Center in a Western Conference showdown. The match will get underway at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 9, and fans at home will be able to watch it live on Sportsnet Pacific.</p><h2>Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues Odds</h2><p>The Blues (-190) are tabbed as the favorites over the Canucks (+165), and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).</p><p>Though the team is just 12-19 straight up (SU), Vancouver has netted moneyline bettors 1.1 units this season. 16 of its games have gone over the total, while 15 have gone under and none have pushed. The Nucks are 6-11 SU as the road team in 2018-19.</p><p>Vancouver has converted on 18.0 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that's right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 27th overall, and the team's successfully killed off only 75.0 percent of its penalties..</p><p>With a .897 save percentage and 28.9 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (9-12-3) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this season. If head coach Travis Green decides to rest him, however, Vancouver could roll with Anders Nilsson (3-6 record, .904 save percentage, 2.80 goals against average).</p><p>St. Louis is 10-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 14 of its matches have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and just one has pushed. It's 6-9 SU at home this season.</p><p>The Blues have converted on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that's good enough for ninth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and it's successfully killed off 84.0 percent of all penalties.</p><p>Jake Allen (26.3 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for the Blues. Allen has eight wins, 13 losses, and four OT losses to his credit and has registered a mediocre 3.00 goals against average and a subpar .904 save percentage this year.</p><h3>Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions</h3><p>Free Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Blues, O/U \u2013 Over</p><h3>Betting Trends</h3><ul><li>Over St. Louis' last ten outings, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 1-5 in those games).</li><li>The Canucks are 4-7 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 6-11 when they're in the penalty box for fewer than 10 minutes, total.</li><li>For both of these clubs, the under has hit in three of their past five matchups.</li><li>Vancouver is ranked fourth this season with just 7.3 giveaways per game. That figure's trended down lately, however, as it's averaged 5.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 4.8 giveaways over its last five.</li><li>St. Louis has averaged 6.2 giveaways over its last five home games,  its season average of 6.5 giveaways per game (the 3rd-fewest in the league).</li></ul>