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NHL PICKS MARCH 19TH - ST. LOUIS VS EDMONTON PUCKLINE ANALYSIS

March 19, 2019

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ST. LOUIS BLUES -1.5 PUCKLINE: 1 UNIT (+120)

The St. Louis Blues should have their way with the Edmonton Oilers tonight at home. The Oilers were trending upwards and rattled off 4 consecutive wins at the beginning of the month, but they are once again regressing downwards and are back to their losing ways. They have conceded 4.6 goals/game over their last 3 games and are 2-3 in their last 5 games. Over a larger past 10 game sample size, the Oilers have been out-possessed by -8.16% and out-chanced by -7.86% (-4.66% in crucial, high-danger scoring areas). Mikko Koskinen has an abysmal .882 Save % over his last 5 starts and will be in tough vs. a Blues squad who are currently are out-possessing teams by +9.48%, and out-chancing teams by +12.66% (+10.24% in crucial, high-danger scoring areas). Jordan Binnington has a .916 Save % over his last 5 games and provides a significant advantage in the crease tonight. The Blues are expected to get a huge offensive boost with the return of Vladimir Tarasenko tonight and we are supporting the Blues to secure a 2-goal victory tonight. St. Louis won their previous matchup with the Oilers 4-1 back in December.

LAST 10 GAMES PLAYED DATA:

Goals For %

EDM 49.21%

STL 50%

Scoring Chances For %

EDM 46.07%

STL 56.33%

High-Danger Scoring Chances For %

EDM 47.67%

STL 55.12%

Corsi For %

EDM 45.92%

STL 54.74%

Season Save %

Koskinen .909

Binnington .931