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Golden Knights look to win 9th in a row vs Blues

The St. Louis Blues have started to come back to life after a rocky December. The Blues have won back-to-back games and are hoping home ice will be an advantage when the dominant Vegas Golden Knights hit the rink. The Knights have been a juggernaut this season and are on an eight-game winning streak. Vegas opened as a slight dog to steal a victory in the River City.

SHARK BITES
  • The Golden Knights are 7-0 SU and ATS in their last seven games vs teams with winning records.
  • The Blues are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in eight of the Blues’ last nine games vs teams with winning records.

If George McPhee doesn’t win executive of the year, something is wrong with the NHL. The Knights general manager has built a squad of misfit toys that has turned into the best team in the Western Conference. Vegas is 12-1 SU and 9-4 ATS since the calendar hit December and for bettors, this means a payday as the Knights are the second-most profitable road team in the NHL this season. Continue to back Vegas until they sputter.

The Blues had a December to forget and their offensive output has left much to be desired. After starting the season like gangbusters (17-7 SU in October and November), December saw them go 6-9 SU while managing only 2.06 goals per game. They now rank 15th in the NHL in goals per game and haven’t had the offensive firepower since star winger Jaden Schwartz went out with an injury. Bettors will also be interested to know that the Blues have lost already this season to the Knights, 3-2 near the end of October.

The total opened at 5.5 and when St. Louis is involved, UNDERS are sure to follow. The UNDER has hit in 11 of the Blues’ last 12 games and, as mentioned, St. Louis has struggled offensively. On the other side of the coin, the UNDER bettors have profited in four of the Knights’ last five games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Vegas Golden Knights opened as +104 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at OddsShark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting; watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4-1.5 win for the Golden Knights on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

25-15-2 St. Louis battles the Golden Knights, currently with a 27-9-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-26 for the Blues and 22-14-2 for the Golden Knights. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Vegas injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Blues and the No. 6-ranked Golden Knights, according to the latest NHL power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues' No. 15-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Vegas Golden Knights defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Blues power play has clicked at a 15.75% rate while the Golden Knights have a 80.34% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Knights were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Vegas at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

St. Louis was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Vegas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Vegas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas's last 5 games
  • Vegas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 12 games
  • St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vegas at Chicago, Friday, January 5
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Saturday, January 6

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