Arizona Coyotes (5-5-1) at St. Louis Blues (7-4-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -155 / Arizona Coyotes +135 — Over/Under: 5.5 Click to
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The Arizona Coyotes and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Monday night.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to build on their 3-1 win over the Blues in their last outing. Conor Garland leads the Coyotes in scoring with 12 points including 4 goals and 8 assists while Christian Dvorak has 11 points with 6 goals and 5 helpers. Nick Schmaltz has 9 points with 5 goals and 4 assists while Phil Kessel and Jakob Chychrun each have 8 points with Kessel logging 4 goals and 4 helpers while Chychrun has 3 goals and 5 assists. Darcy Kuemper has started the bulk of the games for Arizona, going 3-5 with a 2.46 GAA this season while Antti Raanta has a 2-0 record with a 3.00 GAA this season.
The St. Louis Blues will look to rebound from their loss to the Coyotes in their last appearance. Jordan Kyrou has 12 points with 5 goals and 7 assists to lead the Blues while David Perron and Brayden Schenn each ave 11 points with Perron putting up 4 goals and 7 assists while Schenn has 6 goals and 5 helpers. Ryan O’Reilly and Jaden Schwartz each have 9 points with O’Reilly logging 3 goals and 6 assists while Schwartz has 7 assists on the year. Torey Krug and Colton Parayko each have 8 points with 7 assists as well this season for St. Louis. Jordan Binnington’s started the bulk of the action for St. Louis, going 6-2 with a 2.63 GAA this season.
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Arizona is 17-40 in their last 57 games playing on no rest and 6-21 in their last 27 road games while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 39-19 in their last 58 games against a team with a losing record and 3-10 in their last 13 home games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I get why the Blues are favored at home and Arizona isn’t a team I’m looking to back for much of anything this season. However, with that said, the Coyotes have also won back-to-back games against the Blues who stumble just before you’re ready to get behind them against and start backing them long term. I’ll side with the Coyotes in this one who have already taken two straight against the Blues in the hopes they make it 3 in a row here.