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Ducks visit St. Louis Blues in NHL clash

Anaheim Ducks

St. Louis Blues
19-7-5 December 07, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 19-5-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Anaheim battle on Saturday at Scottrade Center as the Blues try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blues sit at 19-5-3 on the season; in comparison, the Ducks are currently 19-7-5. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 12-11-4 OU, and Anaheim is 15-14-2 OU.

View Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 157 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 6-rated Ducks taking on the No. 1-rated Blues in this contest.

Anaheim won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on December 6. Bettors who backed the Ducks at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -238 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 1-ranked offense (3.56 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 25.51% rate while the Ducks have a 80.39% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Anaheim home to New York, Monday, December 9th
St. Louis at Winnipeg, Tuesday, December 10th