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Canucks face St. Louis Blues: NHL odds preview and stats

Vancouver CanucksSt. Louis Blues
Jan 12, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues Odds

27-14-3TEAM RECORD25-12-5

Vancouver pays a visit to St. Louis on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Blues bats in hockey action at Scottrade Center.

The Blues sit at 25-12-5 on the season; in comparison, the Canucks are currently 27-14-3. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 11-23-8 OU, and Vancouver is 21-20-3 OU.

View Vancouver vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blues as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blues, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canucks, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 14.4% while the Canucks defense kills off 86.8% of their penalties.

The Canucks were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -110 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Canucks at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Vancouver is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Vancouver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Vancouver is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Vancouver
St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games

Next up:
Vancouver home to Anaheim, Sunday, January 15
St. Louis home to Minnesota, Saturday, January 14