(65) St. Louis vs. Arizona (66)
PICK: 888sport @ STL (-139)
DATE: February 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM
STAR RATING: 8.0
EXPERT: Will Rogers
EVALUATION: Win (800)
The set-up: The Blues have won seven straight and at some point they’re definitely going to suffer a letdown, but I don’t think that tonight will be that night. The Blues are averaging and allowing 2.9 GPG this year. St. Louis though has arguably been the best team in the league over the last month and they come in having allowed three goals or less in ten of their last 13 games. The Coyotes have lost five of their last seven. Arizona averages 2.6 goals and it allows 2.9.
The pick: Arizona has admittedly been playing better of late, but I think it runs into a buzz saw here. The Blues are 5-0 in their last five on the road and the Coyotes are only 3-8 in their last 11 as a home underdog. As stated off the top, St. Louis is “due” for a letdown, but that’s not going to come against the hapless Coyotes. Lay the price.