Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues 10/30/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/29/2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Scottrade Center in St. Louis
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On Thursday night, two teams out of the Western Conference will get together at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Anaheim Ducks and St. Louis Blues will meet for the second time in the month of October. The Ducks come into the game with a 7-2-0 record, good enough for 14 points. Anaheim was able to down Chicago on Tuesday night 1-0. The Blues are 4-3-1, for 9 points following their 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
The Blues are led by Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko combination. Tarasenko chipped in on all four of the Blues goals on Tuesday night. Jaden Schwartz is still the top goal scorer for the Blues, as he has 5 on the season. Brian Elliott has been the top goaltender for St. Louis, allowing just over 2 goals per game, but Jake Allen has also been between the pipes. St. Louis is coming off a 52-23-7 season of a year ago.
The Anaheim Ducks have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL to start the season. The Ducks rank 7th in the league in goals allowed, with just 2.1 per game. The offense for Anaheim has been excellent. They are led by Corey Perry with 9 goals and 3 assists. The Ducks also had an excellent regular season a season ago; winning 54 games and finishing with 116 points.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 8-2-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 3-7-0 against the Over/Under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis Blues are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
St. Louis Blues are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/27/14 D Ben Lovejoy Finger expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/16/14 D Bryan Allen Lower Body out indefinitely
10/14/14 LW Patrick Maroon Knee out 4 weeks
10/08/14 RW Kyle Palmieri Ankle out indefinitely
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues
10/28/14 C Paul Stastny Shoulder expected to miss Thursday vs Anaheim
10/28/14 C David Backes Upper Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Anaheim
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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