Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Where to Watch: BSW
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline: Blues -175, Ducks +150; Over/Under: NL goals
Bet365: Moneyline: Blues -165, Ducks +145; Over/Under: 5.5 goals
BetMGM: Moneyline: Blues -175, Ducks +145; Over/Under: 5.5 goals
St Louis Blues: 7-1-1 (1st place, Central Division)
Anaheim Ducks: 5-4-3 (3rd place, Pacific Division)
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St Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Preview and Analysis
St Louis Blues: 7-1-1 last 10
Anaheim Ducks: 4-3-3 last 10
St Louis Blues Analysis
The Blues are coming into this game with a 7-1-1 record overall and they are 4-0-1 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Blues have won 2 of their last 3 games with their 1 loss coming against the Los Angeles Kings in a shootout and their 2 wins in that span coming against the Chicago Blackhawks and the San Jose Sharks in their last game. They are coming into this game off of that win against the Sharks 5-3 in a game that they were trailing at the end of the first period, but they had a big push in the second period taking the lead and never giving it back in that game. Brandon Saad led the team in goals with 2 while Robert Thomas, Pavel Buchnevich, and James Neal all had 1 goal each in that one. Tyler Bozak led the team in assists in that game with 2 while Robert Thomas, Ivan Barbashev, Joel Hofer, Klim Kostin, Colton Parayko, David Perron, and Jake Walman all had 1 assist each in that one. Joel Hofer was the starting goaltender in that game and he allowed 3 goals on 26 shots with 23 saves and a .885 sv percentage. They have scored 36 goals this season averaging 4 goals scored per game and they have allowed their opponents to score 21 goals against them allowing 2.3 goals per game.
Anaheim Ducks Analysis
The Ducks are coming into this game with a 5-4-3 record overall and they are 4-2-1 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss came against the Vegas Golden Knights in a shootout and they have won their last 3 straight games since then with wins against the Montreal Canadiens, the New Jersey Devils, and the Arizona Coyotes in their last game. They won their last game against the Coyotes 3-1 in a game that they dominated in, taking an early 2 goal lead in the first period and holding onto it all game. Adam Henrique, Sam Carrick, and Sonny Milano all led the team in goals in that game with 1 each. Adam Henrique along with Jamie Drysdale, Ryan Getzlaf, Derek Grant, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Troy Terry all had 1 assist each in that game. Sam Carrick led the team in shots on goal in that game with 6. Anthony Stolarz was the starting goalie in that game and he allowed 1 goal on 29 shots with 28 saves and a .966 sv percentage. They have scored 38 goals this season averaging 3.2 goals scored per game and they have allowed their opponents to score 36 goals against them allowing 3 goals per game.
Blues vs Ducks Prediction
The Ducks are coming into this NHL game as the underdogs with the current best odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. They have been playing really well recently on a 3 game winning streak as they have started to heat up. Their defense and goalkeeping has been great as well, only allowing 3 goals in their last 3 games. The Blues had a very hot start to the season but they have lost 2 of their last 4 games and are bound to regress a bit at some point. The best value on this game is to bet on the Ducks to win at home here.
Blues Ducks Prediction: Our NHL Pick for Sunday, November 7, 2021 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Ducks 4 Blues 1.
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NHL Betting Trends
St Louis Blues: 219-216 (+21.6 units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5. 156-128 (+16.4 units) in November games. 435-388 (+4.6 units) first half of the season. 208-164 (+24 units) when playing with 2 days rest.
Anaheim Ducks: 1010-973 (-48.3 units) in all games. 138-161 (-43.6 units) in November games. 406-445 (-82.2 units) first half of the season. 523-521 (-38.2 units) after 1 or more consecutive unders.
St Louis Blues: Ryan O'Reilly (C) Prob Sun - Illness. T. Krug (D) Out indefinitely - Illness. B. Schenn (C) Ques Sun - Upper Body injury.
Anaheim Ducks: T. Zegras (C) Ques Sun - Upper Body injury. J. Gibson (G) Ques Sun - Illness. J. Silfverberg (RW) Out indefinitely - Illness.
“It’s always nice when they’re going in. I just tried to keep it simple out there, especially on a back-to-back, getting your legs back.” - Brandon Saad on his performance in their win over the Sharks on Thursday night.
“I thought we did a good job keeping their chances to the outside. They only had probably two or three quality chances from the slot. ... We just played the right way tonight.” - Anthony Stolarz on their win over the Coyotes on Friday night.
St Louis Blues
LW Saad, Brandon
C O'Reilly, Ryan
RW Perron, David
LD Scandella, Marco
RD Parayko, Colton
G Jordan Binnington
LW Henrique, Adam
C Getzlaf, Ryan
RW Terry, Troy
LD Lindholm, Hampus
RD Drysdale, Jamie
G Stolarz, Anthony
St Louis Blues
Points: V. Tarasenko (11)
Goals: D. Perron (6)
Assists: J. Kyrou (8)
GAA: V. Husso (0.00)
Points: T.Terry (13)
Goals: T.Terry (7)
Assists: R.Getzlaf (10)
GAA: John Gibson (2.57)
St Louis Blues: Craig Berube (4th season)
Anaheim Ducks: Dallas Eakins (3rd season)