Blues pay a visit to the Honda Center
The Anaheim Ducks have come out on top in five of their last six games against the St. Louis Blues as those Western Conference contenders meet in NHL odds action on Friday night.
Anaheim and St. Louis last met on January 18, with the Ducks winning 3-2 as a road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. That game was an UNDER result, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-4 over their 10 most recent matchups.
The Blues will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 39-13-6 this season, while the Ducks are 41-14-5. St. Louis is 27-25-6 against the total, while Anaheim is 31-26-3 versus the number.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Ducks at No. 4 and the Blues at No. 2 heading into this contest.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Canucks on February 26. Bettors who backed the Canucks at +133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Anaheim was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Predators. They won as -131 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.27 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.34 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 18.14% rate while the Blues have a 85.37% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis at Phoenix, Sunday, March 2nd
Anaheim home to Carolina, Sunday, March 2nd