Arizona Coyotes (1-2-0) vs. St. Louis Blues (1-0-1)
Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues 10/19/23 – On Thursday, October 19th at Enterprise Center, Arizona Coyotes are set to play St. Louis Blues. Both teams come into this matchup with 1-2-0 records; making for an intriguing clash as both look to secure one more win for their season. It will provide fans and bettors alike an invaluable chance at free NHL matchup analysis that’s sure to provide insight.
Arizona Coyotes’ offensive strength can be measured by looking at their team leaders. Clayton Keller has shown his talent on the ice with one goal and two assists over his last three games – but Nick Schmaltz stands out even further with a 25% shooting percentage! Logan Cooley rounds off this impressive group; given St Louis Blues’ recent defensive lapses, Arizona may take advantage of it and capitalize.
On the other side of things, St. Louis has its own offensive stars. Tyler Tucker has been an incredible talent as an impressive defenseman; leading with three goals and two assists at 37.5% shooting percentage. Robert Thomas and Sammy Blais have added their contributions as part of an expansive offensive arsenal for St. Louis; they may have the edge against Coyotes defense which has shown vulnerabilities on the road by creating more scoring chances than usual.
Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues 10/19/23 Game Info
|When:||Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
Goaltender Karel Vejmelka vs. Goaltender Jordan Binnington
Karel Vejmelka, the Arizona Coyotes goaltender, has proven that he can be a vital piece of the puzzle between the pipes. Boasting an astounding save percentage of 0.943 over two games, Vejmelka has displayed agility, quick reflexes and the ability to make key saves during pivotal moments – his resilience was on full display facing 70 shots but only letting 4 through. Given the Coyotes have struggled defensively thus far, Vejmelka has provided relief – his performance has been especially valuable as they face aggressive offense from Blues; If Vejmelka can maintain or even improve upon current form, then they may withstand offensive assault of Blues offense a good chance to surviving.
Jordan Binnington has been an unyielding wall for the St. Louis Blues. With an astounding save percentage of 0.969 and only two goals allowed across 65 shots faced, Binnington’s save percentage speaks volumes of his capabilities and consistency. Binnington stands out among goaltenders by being adept at anticipating plays, positioning himself perfectly and blocking high-danger scoring opportunities – something many other goalies lack the skillset for. A key test for Binnington will be blocking off Phoenix Coyotes top scorers; with one goaltender duel in store between them both, Binnington will determine who stands victoriously among both teams!
NHL Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Blues -121, Total Odds: 6
St. Louis Blues currently lead in betting odds with a moneyline of -121 and total set at 6 for this matchup; over is priced at -115 while under stands at -101. Considering recent performances and matchups, their slight edge makes sense but always make sure to follow trends.
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
An examination of the Coyotes’ recent betting trends reveals they have been struggling recently, finishing just 2-13 SU in their last 15 games overall and 1-10 on the road. When facing off against St Louis Blues in St. Louis, 14 out of the last 20 total game results have gone UNDER, suggesting they often contest low scoring contests between these two sides.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis Blues have encountered similar difficulties despite their better standing; they’ve struggled in each of their last five games against Arizona (going 1-4 SU), though their record at home (5-2 SU in their last 6 home games) has fared much better; total has gone UNDER in 14 of 20 home games against them as well.
Arizona Coyotes vs. St. Louis Blues 10/19/23 Betting Picks
Based on extensive analysis and recent trends, this game promises to be closely contested. Although the Blues may hold the advantage due to home advantage and slightly superior odds, their rivalry shouldn’t be overlooked with so many of their key players emerging as game-breakers.
Given their history in St. Louis, those looking for more secure betting should consider wagering under on the total game score. Prop bets could provide value as paid predictions can provide extra odds of success.
Free Pick and Prediction: St. Louis Blues 3, Arizona Coyotes 2