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Blues face Pittsburgh Penguins: NHL odds preview and stats

St. Louis Blues

Pittsburgh Penguins
47-16-7 March 23, 2014, 01:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre 46-19-5

The visiting Blues hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Consol Energy Centre against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Pittsburgh will face the 47-16-7 Blues. In totals betting, the Penguins are 34-31-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blues are 30-32-8 favoring the OVER.View St. Louis Blues vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penguins as -116 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Penguins sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Flyers on March 22. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.17 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.29 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.58% while the Blues defense kills off 85.54% of their penalties.

A few Blues at Penguins trends to consider:
St. Louis is 8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games
St. Louis is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 18-4-1 SU in its last 23 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Toronto, Tuesday, March 25th
Pittsburgh home to Phoenix, Tuesday, March 25th