Carolina Hurricanes at St. Louis Blues Betting Pick

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The Carolina Hurricanes are at the St. Louis Blues in National Hockey League action on Friday. The Carolina Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the league. Carolina is 50-22-7 on the season.

The Hurricanes are second in the Metro Division. Carolina is also third in all of hte NHL with 107 points on the season. Their most recent game was a 4-1 win in Boston. They have won three straight.

For the St. Louis Blues, they are playing for their postseason lives. The Blues are 9th in the Western Conference, and trail Vegas by three points heading into Friday. St. Louis is coming off a home win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. On the season, the Blues are 42-32-5.

The Carolina Hurricanes are big favorites here. The Hurricanes are -195 over the Blues.

Defensive Minded Hurricanes

Carolina has been great on the defensive side during this current three game winning streak. The Hurricanes have allowed just three goals in those games. All season, the calling card for success has been on the defensive side. The Hurricanes are allowing teams to score just 2.54 goals per game.

Offensively, they rank 8th with 3.35 goals per game. Their top threats have been Sebastian Aho and Jake Guentzel. Aho has 52 assists and 36 goals. Guentzel is at 46 assists and 28 goals. The goaltender for Carolina is projected to be Frederik Andersen. He is 12-2 on the season, and allowing just 1.83 goals per game.

The Hurricanes are done with home games. Their last four are on the road. This is the second, as they go to Chicago and Columbus to wrap up the regular season.

Desperate St. Louis Blues

With just three games to go, the Blues need to basically win them all and hope Vegas and or Los Angeles lose them all. The Blues will look back at two losses to the San Jose Sharks in the last month of the season as a major downfall. The Blues since the overtime loss in San Jose have downed the Ducks and Blackhawks.

St. Louis has the Kraken at home on Sunday, and then will finish on Wednesday at the Dallas Stars. If they make the postseason, they will certainly be the 8th seed, which will likely start in Dallas.

Robert Thomas has put together a nice season for the Blues. Thomas has a team high 58 assists, and has also scored 25 goals on the season. Jordan Kyrou is second with 36 assists and 29 goals. Jordan Binngton will get the start here. He will play in his 54th game of the season.

Blues Find a Way at Home

St. Louis is going to find a way to win this game. The defending champion Vegas Golden Knights are going to get all sorts of pressure put on them. That will be another chance here with the Blues winning.

Look for a big game from Jordan Binnington between the pipes, and the Blues score just enough. The final score prediction for this game is the St. Louis Blues 3-2 over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Our betting pick for this game is the St. Louis Blues +165 over the Carolina Hurricanes.

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