Race Tightens in West
A bunch on the line tonight at the Enterprise Center, as the Western Conference is wide open behind Colorado. The 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues look to get back on track. Vancouver, on the other hand, is looking to make a strong push for one of the final spots in the standings.
The NHL betting lines for this game have the St. Louis Blues as the moneyline betting favorites at -160 over the Vancouver Canucks.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for Canucks vs Blues. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Canucks Can’t Find Consistent Offense
The biggest issue for the Canucks has been a lack of consistent offense, as they are averaging just 2.8 goals per game. Vancouver is also allowing 2.8 goals and there is just no margin for error with this team.
Center J.T. Miller has done all he can for Vancouver as he leads the team with 28 goals and 52 assists. Vancouver has actually attempted more shots per game than St. Louis, but the Canucks just haven’t been able to capitalize.
Goaltender Thatcher Demko has been terrific for the Canucks in net with a record of 28-19-5. Demko and the defense of Vancouver will have to play well in this matchup.
Defense Disappearing for Blues
The St. Louis Blues are coming off of a loss to Carolina in which they gave up seven goals, and head coach Craig Berube wasn’t too pleased after that game. Berube said, “But we did fall behind. First period was OK. Second period, we get scored on there pretty quick. I thought that had a real impact on our team that period.”
Offense hasn’t been an issue for the Blues as they are scoring over 3.5 goals per game. That offense hasn’t been sharp during this rough stretch as well, but don’t expect that to continue moving forward.
Center Jordan Kyrou leads the way with 22 goals and 40 assists, but he has gotten plenty of help as well. The Blues score on the power play over 26 percent of the time and they are facing a bad penalty kill in this game.
Canucks vs Blues Head-to-Head
The Blues and Canucks have met up once this calendar year, with the game over two months ago north of the border. The St. Louis Blues won that matchup 3-1. Ville Husso was tremendous for St. Louis with 38 saves.
Canucks vs Blues Game Information
- Game: Canucks (32-26-9) at Blues (35-20-9)
- Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- Day/Time: Monday March 28th, 7:30pm ET
- Live stream: NHL.TV
Canucks vs Blues Betting Lines
Canucks vs Blues Prediction
The Blues used to be a very dependable team to bet online, but that has not been the case over the last few weeks. St. Louis has to find a way to snap this losing streak if the Blues are going to reach the playoffs in the Western Conference.
Vancouver is a team that has been struggling as well and this game isn’t a great matchup for them. The Canucks just don’t have enough firepower on offense to keep up in this game, and this could get out of hand late.
St. Louis is too good of a team to keep losing games and will put it all together on Monday night for a big win. Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet on the St. Louis Blues -1½ as they blow this game open and end this rough skid that they are one.