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St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils 3/7/24 NHL Betting Picks

St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils 3/7/24 – The matchup between the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils promises to be an important fixture on Thursday’s NHL regular season schedule. Both teams currently rank tied in their respective conference standings, making this game crucial in terms of playoff positioning. As revealed through our daily hockey free prediction service, its results could have lasting ramifications on postseason race positioning.

St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils 3/7/24

When: Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 PM ET

Where: Prudential Center


Stream: NHL.TV

St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils 3/7/24 Betting Odds:

+1.5 -160
o6.5 -106
-1.5 +140
u6.5 -110
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Goaltender Jordan Binnington vs. Goaltender Akira Schmid

Jordan Binnington‘s importance to the St. Louis Blues cannot be overstated. With 43 games under his belt and 21 wins to his credit this season, Binnington has played an integral role in their quest for playoff contention. While not at the pinnacle of save percentage in his league, Binnington still demonstrates high levels of consistency and reliability as they face off against an New Jersey Devils squad known for their aggressive offensive strategy.

On the other side, Akira Schmid faces unique obstacles. Boasting only 5 wins out of 18 games with a save percentage of 0.897, Schmid enters this high-stakes matchup looking to prove himself against an intimidating Blues offensive lineup that boasts both depth and skill – particularly among its top scorers Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich – his agility will be put under scrutiny as he faces down their offensive onslaught; for Akira to help his team remain in contention against such threats, Schmid must raise his game beyond his season averages in order to keep them within range and keep his team within reach.

Unlocking the Blues’ Offensive Strategy

The St. Louis Blues’ offensive strategy is driven by three of their top players: Robert Thomas, Pavel Buchnevich and Jordan Kyrou. Thomas leads with 69 points (20 goals, 49 assists). Buchnevich boasts 24 goals, making him an unpredictable threat that poses constant threats. Finally, offensive depth provides another huge asset against New Jersey Devils’ inconsistent defence that may be exploited by Blues’ multi-layered attack.

Charting the Devils’ Counterattack

On the other hand, the New Jersey Devils boast their own set of offensive weapons. Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes have been key contributors in scoring efforts, with Bratt leading with 62 points (22 goals, 40 assists). Hughes follows closely behind with 57 points in less games played than Bratt. Their offensive output will test Blues defense’s capacity for giving up goals; power play opportunities could especially tilt this match-up in favor of New Jersey as Jesper Bratt has proven adept at scoring at pivotal moments.

NHL Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD

The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, but based on the teams’ performances and trends, it could go either way. Bettors should keep an eye on the moneyline and puckline as the game day approaches, considering both teams’ recent forms and head-to-head records.


St. Louis Blues Betting Trends

Blues are 2-3 in their last 5 games.
St. Louis Blues are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Blues are 15-15 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 0 of Blues’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 14 of Blues’ 30 last games at home.

New Jersey Devils Betting Trends

Devils are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
New Jersey Devils are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Devils are 16-14 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Devils’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 18 of Devils’ 30 last games at home.

St. Louis Blues vs. New Jersey Devils Betting Picks

Given recent analysis and trends, this game appears to be closely contested. Both teams possess their own distinct advantages; with the Blues boasting a more well-rounded offensive lineup while the Devils possessing superior top-line scoring ability. How Akira Schmid addresses Blues attacks will likely play a big role.

Consider the trends and team strengths when placing any bet. Given their offensive depth and experience in net, betting on a close game with a slight edge to the Blues may be best, although total points bettors shouldn’t forget the Devils’ propensity for scoring frequently and thus considering top betting sites for up-to-date odds and insights before placing any bets.

Score Prediction: Blues 4, Devils 3.