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St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes 02/15/2021 NHL Odds, Picks and Hockey Predictions
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St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes 02/15/2021 – The St. Louis Blues and the Arizona Coyotes will finally cap off their extended regular-season virtual series on Monday as the former looks to extend their winning run to three at the Gila River Arena in Glendale after taking care of business at home over the weekend. The Blues scored a 4-1 win on Saturday before escaping in OT the following day, 5-4, that turned the tables in their favor after the Coyotes dismantled them three straight times on the road. The conditions brought about by the pandemic led to both teams facing each other in what coincidentally appears to be a sudden-death match of a virtual best-of-seven series that usually happens in the postseason. The puck drops at 04:00 PM Eastern Time with the Blues pegged as favorites at -120 according to the latest NHL Betting Lines.
St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes 02/15/2021
When: Monday, February 15, 4:00 PM ET
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes 02/15/2021 Betting Odds:
St. Louis Blues
It’s the best two words in sports: Game Seven. It could be as exciting as it could get, although the stakes are not that high given that it’s just in the season But no one is complaining, including the St. Louis Blues, who have the chance to complete a comeback after trailing 3-1 since the virtual series started on the 2nd of February. The Blues notched back-to-back wins at home over the weekend to put the affair back to square one. With the momentum on their side, the team is looking more confident as the final game shifts back to Arizona. Overall, St. Louis is well ahead of Arizona in the West Division standings, leading by six points, 20-14. It’s not surprising that the top online sportsbooks tag the Blues as favorites to pull off the “rubber match” victory. After all, the team has proven that they are more dangerous while playing away from home, recording six wins in seven total road games.
Players to watch: D. Perron LW (G 5, A 10, PTS 15), R. O’Reilly C (G 5, A 9, PTS 14), J. Kyrou C (G 6, A 8, PTS 14).
The showdown on Monday will mark the seventh consecutive time the Coyotes are going to face the Blues. After six games, one could argue that Arizona is not totally underdogs against St. Louis. Heck, the team even scored three straight victories against their West powerhouse rivals, proving that they could be worthy challengers despite having the odds against them. Barrett Hayton said it right, it’s rare to have this extended match up as early as the regular season, but it’s already “playoff hockey.” Obviously, the Coyotes have taken their feet off the gas pedal after the three straight wins at home, allowing the Blues to snatch the momentum. But Monday’s game is the ultimate decider. And with the match shifting back to Glendale, Coyotes fans could expect a more gritty effort from their team in their bid to bounce back.
Players to watch: C. Garland RW (G 6, A 8, PTS 14), C. Dvorak C (G 7, A 6, PTS 13), N. Schmaltz C (G 6, A 6, PTS 12).
St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’ last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Arizona’s last 17 games.
Blues vs Coyotes Betting Picks
Make it three in a row for St. Louis. The top online sportsbooks indicate Blues are going to seize “Game 7” of this virtual series on the road and step closer at the peak of the West standings. Expect a playoff-like battle between both teams. It will be as physical as one could anticipate in a normal postseason battle, but the Blues will be able to weather the storm. This match will go down to the wire with St. Louis stealing another victory in Arizona.
Score Prediction: Blues 5, Coyotes 4.