Arizona vs St. Louis
Arizona Coyotes will host team of St. Louis Blues. It's a game where I am interested only in betting the side and it's a road team on this very tempting odds.
I know it looks maybe as a trap, I know there are few reasons to be afraid of betting St.Louis here but I really believe this is going to be winner.
That small concern I mentioned is that this is second night of back to back for St. Louis Blues. Namely they played last night in Vegas and suffered tough loss. Tough in term it was game where St Louis was looking for a important road win in the race for a playoffs, but they failed in a Over Time. I feel it would be way better if they lost it easily and if they didn't waist any energy last night.
But St Louis is a good team and I think they will know how to bounce back. Do not forget St Louis was in nice six games winning streak before Vegas game.
Game against opponent like Arizona who is out of playoffs race, IMO is good chance for the Blues to get back on the winning track.
Though, Arizona played well as of late and with 15-10 in last 25 they are not looking as a team who is currently by the overall record the last placed in the Western Conference and with second worst record overall in NHL. But again, to repeat, for me this is not big concern that Coyotes improved a little bit now late in the season.
This is still only the team with good first line and that's not enough IMO. Yes Max Domi had some contribution lately in the second line but for me Arizona is only one decent line team.
St. Louis pretty badly need this win and I expect from then to achieve it.
Beside quality and high motivation on the St. Louis side, big advantage for guests should be the fact Arizona is for the first time at home after eleven days. It was very long road trip for them with even six straight games away from home.
I wrote many times how much I like to bet against the team who is in such spot, "the first home game after long series of road games", cause such team in high percentage of cases would underperform in such spot. The players were long away from home and surely they have had now many other things in their minds than this game.
Arizona vs St. Louis prediction
|St. Louis -0.5 regular||Pinnacle||2.28||8||6-0 LOST (-8 units)|