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Blues Look to Extend Win Streak to Five

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The St. Louis Blues are suddenly the hottest team in the NHL and take a four-game winning streak into Friday’s contest with the Anaheim Ducks in a potential Western Conference playoff matchup.

Shark Bites
  • Four of the last six meetings between the two clubs have been UNDER 5 goals.
  • Three of the last four Blues games have been OVER 5 goals.
  • The Ducks are 6-1 SU in their last seven games on the road.

Online shop Bovada presently has the Blues as slight -120 favorites in moneyline markets while the Ducks are -110. The total is tabbed at 5 with OVER priced at -110 and UNDER at -120.

The Blues’ four-game streak is the longest current run in the NHL and that surge has them right in the thick of the race in the Central Division. The Blues are just one point back of both the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars, who play in Texas Friday night.

The Ducks have followed an 11-game winning streak with a two-game losing skid and have dropped out of first place in the Pacific Division. Anaheim is coming off a 3-0 shutout courtesy of the Colorado Avalanche in its last effort and is a middling 7-7-2 versus the Central Division this season.

The pair have met once already this season with the Ducks skating to a 4-3 victory back on January 8 on home ice.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Anaheim Ducks opened as 105 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.6 win for the Ducks on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Anaheim Ducks have seen them go 37-20-9 so far this season, while the Blues are at 39-20-9. In totals betting, the St. Louis Blues are 24-34-10, while the Ducks are 25-27-14. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the St. Louis Blues at No. 12 and the Anaheim Ducks at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 22-ranked offense (2.54 goals per game) against a Anaheim Ducks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.33 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.4% rate while the Ducks have a 86.44% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anaheim was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as -144 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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

Betting Trends
  • Anaheim is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Anaheim's last 13 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Anaheim
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim home to New Jersey, Monday, March 14th
St. Louis at Dallas, Saturday, March 12th