Blues Look to Reverse March Struggles
The St. Louis Blues did not experience March Madness this season, rather it was March Sadness. The Blues struggled very badly in the month of March but have a chance to turn their play around with a home game against the Arizona Coyotes, the third-worst team in the league. St. Louis has struggled against the bottom half teams this season, but needs every point it can get.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and NHL odds for Coyotes vs Blues. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Also check on these NHL betting lines.
Can it Get Any Worse for Coyotes?
As if playing in a small college arena next season was not bad enough, the Arizona Coyotes are a terrible hockey team. With 49 total points, Arizona is tied with Montreal for the worst record in the league. In their last performance, the Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime 3-2. They covered the -1½ NHL spreads and brought their record to 34-34 against the spread.
Arizona is a team that averages less than three goals per game, so betting the over/under for total goals in a game, relies heavily upon its opponent. The Coyotes have played in more games that have hit the under than the over this season at 31-33.
When Blues Go Marching Into April
March could not have been much worse for St. Louis, which finished with a 5-9 record last month. The Blues were favored nine times in the NHL lines and lost seven of those games. They have turned it around in the last three games, winning two of the three.
One stat to watch for with the Blues is the over/under for total goals. St. Louis can score the puck plenty, which is much of a reason for hitting the over in 10 of its last 12 games. Against the spread, St. Louis holds a 38-30 record. This game is being played in St. Louis, which favors the Blues, as they have a 21-9-3-1 record at home.
The Blues got a much-needed win in their last outing against the Calgary Flames, with the game-winning goal coming from an unlikely source in Nathan Walker.
Coyotes vs Blues Head-to-Head
This is the third meeting this season between the two teams. St. Louis won the first matchup in Arizona 7-4. The Blues scored five unanswered goals in that game. Arizona won the second matchup in St. Louis 3-2. Barrett Hayton scored two goals in that win for the Coyotes.
Coyotes vs Blues Game Information
- Game: Coyotes (22-42-5) vs Blues (38-20-10)
- Location: Enterprise Center – St. Louis, MOi
- Day/Time: Monday, April 4th, 8 p.m. (ET)
- Coyotes vs Blues Live stream: NHL.TV
Coyotes vs Blues Betting Lines
Coyotes vs Blues Prediction
Looking at the NHL betting lines, St. Louis is -155 giving 1½ goals. After the last few weeks, this is a game that I would be willing to put money on St. Louis to cover the spread. The Blues have covered the spread in three of their last four games, and against a bottom-feeder opponent, they have to take advantage of this opportunity.
Hockey is a tough sport to bet the spread on, so if you are not comfortable with the spread, we would highly recommend betting the money line for St. Louis at -400. It would not come with a great return on the bet, but if it was added into a parlay, it could only improve your chances of winning.
Due to the poor play of Arizona and St. Louis’ ability to score, we feel very comfortable with a -1½ NHL spread line. You can bet now and grab the St. Louis Blues at -1½ on the BetUS sportsbook.