St Louis vs Nashville: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Wednesday November 21st, 8:00 pm (ET)
The St. Louis Blues head to Nashville to take on one of the league’s hottest teams in an important Central Division showdown.
The St. Louis Blues have been terrible to start the season, sitting dead last in the Central Division with just 17 points after 18 games. They have been particularly bad on the road, winning just two of their first seven games away from Scottrade Center. Inconsistency seems to be one of their biggest issues, winning consecutive games only twice all season.
Ryan O’Reilly has been one of the lone bright spots though, with the offseason acquisition picking up an impressive 23 points in 18 games. Goaltending remains a big question mark with neither Jake Allen nor Chad Johnson looking very impressive between the pipes, and it remains to be seen who will get the start in Nashville. Either way, it could be a long night for whoever head coach Mike Yeo elects to go with.
Nashville, have had the exit opposite start to the campaign that St. Louis has had. The Predators currently find themselves atop the Central Division with 29 points after 20 games. While they have actually been a better team on the road, they have still won six of their first nine games at Bridgestone Arena and will like their chances of improving on that record on Wednesday night.
They have proven to be one of the league’s highest scoring teams, terrifying opposing teams. One area they would like to see improvement on is their power-play though, as they had the lowest conversation percentage after 20 games – 12.8%. With a team that possesses the kind of firepower that Nashville does, that simply isn’t good enough. Regardless, they should cruise to a victory over a woeful Blues side on Wednesday. Nashville to win 5-2.
The over looks like a safe bet in this one given how good Nashville has been at finding the back of the net. St. Louis is also capable of putting a few in as well, but don’t expect to see them do a whole lot at Bridgestone Arena.
- Nashville to win in regulation
Overtime won’t be needed on Wednesday night. Nashville are too good for St. Louis to hang with, especially away from home.
Head to Head
The Predators won all four games played against the Blues last year, including two games played at Bridgestone Arena.
- Nashville is 10-10 ATS after their first 20 games of the season.
- Nashville has hit the under 10 times after their first 20 games of the season.
- St. Louis is 11-7 ATS after their first 18 games of the season.
- St. Louis has hit the under 9 times after their first 18 games of the season.
- St. Louis is 2-3-2-0 on the road this season.