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Pittsburgh Penguins on a Roll at PPG Paints Arena

The Penguins just keep on rolling and are looking to win their eighth straight home game this evening when they host a Blues team that’s given up 18 goals during a three-game losing streak. A possibly troublesome stat for the Pens, however, is that three of their four losses at the PPG Paints Arena this year have come against Western Conference teams.

SHARK BITES
  • The Penguins are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Blues' last 9 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Penguins' last 4 games at the PPG Paints Arena.

If you’ve been paying attention, you know the Blues’ goaltending situation is a mess. They didn’t bring the struggling Jake Allen on their current road trip and have been relying on Carter Hutton and his .892 save percentage. St. Louis has the worst combined team save percentage in the NHL and that bodes horribly for a matchup with a team that launches an average of 34.65 shots per game at opposing netminders.

Pittsburgh has scored at least four goals in four games in a row and will have a good shot to continue that streak against a Blues side that gives up the fifth-most goals per game. If you’re looking at the total tonight, you may want to side with the OVER as the Pens defense has been a bit suspect since Kris Letang went down.

Taking everything into account tonight, the Pens puckline looks like phenomenal value at +135.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Blues opened as 184 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 6 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-2 victory for the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-11-5 overall while the St. Louis Blues are 23-19-5. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 30-12-4 on the OU, and St. Louis is 22-17-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 1 and the St. Louis Blues at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Pittsburgh Penguins No. 1-ranked offense (3.67 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.13 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 23.72% rate while the Blues have a 83.03% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -121 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-1 winner at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Minnesota, Thursday, January 26th
Pittsburgh at Boston, Thursday, January 26th

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