St Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights 12-4-23

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/23 NHL Game Forecast, Picks, and Odds

St. Louis Blues (12-10-1) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (16-5-4)

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/23 – The St. Louis Blues face off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night in this NHL showdown. This showdown, taking place at 10:00 PM ET at the T-Mobile Arena, is a key matchup for fans and bettors seeking NHL game picks, with both teams eager to assert their dominance on the ice.

 

The Blues offense has been led by center Robert Thomas, who has 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points. Winger Pavel Buchnevich has chipped in with 18 points, including a team-high 8 goals. However, the Blues have scored the 4th fewest goals in the league. They’ll be facing a tough Golden Knights defense that has allowed the 8th fewest goals against. Goaltender Adin Hill has been superb with a 1.87 GAA and .935 save percentage.

 

On the other side, Vegas features a potent attack spearheaded by centers Jack Eichel and William Karlsson. Eichel paces the team with 27 points, while Karlsson has lit the lamp 11 times. In all, the Golden Knights average 3.56 goals per game. They’ll look to pepper Blues netminder Jordan Binnington, who sports a mediocre 2.98 GAA this year. The St. Louis defense has had issues, allowing the 6th most goals so far.

 

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/23 Game Info

 

When: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena
TV:
Stream: NHL.TV

 

Goaltender Jordan Binnington vs. Goaltender Adin Hill

 

Goaltender Jordan Binnington has struggled to find consistency in net this season for the St. Louis Blues. In 17 games played, he has limped to a 7-6-1 record along with an unimpressive 2.98 goals against average and .910 save percentage. Those numbers are a far cry from previous seasons where he posted GAAs in the mid-2s and save percentages around .914 or better. Binnington has already given up 47 goals in less than 1000 minutes on ice. He’s faced over 500 shots too, meaning he’s allowing almost a goal per 10 shots. The Golden Knights offense could feast on Binnington if he has one of his off nights. Vegas averages 3.56 goals per game, good for 6th best in the league. If Binnington allows some soft goals early, this game could get out of hand quickly given how adept the Golden Knights are at finding the back of the net.

 

Opposing Binnington is Golden Knights netminder Adin Hill, who has enjoyed a stellar debut season with Vegas. In 14 games in goal, Hill boasts a 10-2-2 record with eye-popping numbers like a 1.87 GAA and .935 save percentage. He has given up 2 or fewer goals in 10 of 14 starts, allowing his offense to build leads. Hill has only allowed more than 3 goals once all season, showing how consistently reliable he’s been between the pipes. He figures to stand tall against a middling Blues attack that scores just 2.87 goals per contest. Hill has the advantage over Binnington and that could be the difference in what expects to be a low-scoring affair between two Western Conference foes.

 

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Vegas Golden Knights -191, Total Odds: 6 

 

The oddsmakers have installed Vegas as decent-sized home favorites. The -1.5 puck line odds give a glimpse into how much better the Golden Knights are expected to play. Vegas also has a stout -191 moneyline price compared to the +170 tag for St. Louis. The under on 6 goals looks enticing given how well Hill has played.

 

St. Louis Blues Betting Trends

 

The Blues have struggled against Vegas recently, going 5-12 in their last 17 meetings versus the Golden Knights. When playing on the road, the under has been the wise bet for St. Louis, hitting in 5 of their last 6 away games. Specifically against the Golden Knights on the road, the Blues have gone 4-8 SU in their previous 12 matchups in Vegas. St. Louis seems to fare worse against Western Conference foes as well, with the under cashing in 5 of their last 7 contests when facing the West. 

 

Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends

 

Unders have been the profitable play when betting on the Golden Knights lately, with 6 of their last 7 games falling below the posted total. However, against these St. Louis Blues specifically, overs have done very well in recent meetings, going 4-0 in Vegas’ past 4 matchups versus the Blues. Playing on home ice has also favored the Golden Knights, as they have gone an impressive 12-3 straight up at T-Mobile Arena this season. Continuing the success at home against St. Louis, Vegas has beaten the Blues 8 out 10 times in their last 12 contests as hosts. 

 

St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights 12/4/23 Betting Picks

 

Vegas has a significant edge in net and up front in this contest. St. Louis has been struggling mightily to keep the puck out of its net while also scoring enough goals. Binnington should be peppered often by the Golden Knights’ dangerous scorers. On the other end, Hill matches up extremely well given his stellar numbers this season.

 

For those seeking handicapping services on this game, Vegas appears to be a strong wager. Back the Golden Knights on the puck line while playing the under. The trends also favor Vegas in this home tilt. Ultimately, the Golden Knights should skate to a 3-1 style win on home ice Monday night.

Free Pick and Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 3, St. Louis Blues 1.

 

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