Golden Knights hope to avoid a case of the Blues

Jan 4, 2018 7:29 AM

WIN     Take 13 Vegas Golden Knights / 14 St. Louis Blues UNDER 5.5

The Golden Knights hope to avoid a case of the Blues when they open a brief two game road trip in St. Louis. Game time is set for 8 PM ET at Scottrade Center where St. Louis is a -120 moneyline favorite. The total is 5.5. Vegas won the first meeting of the year 3-2 in overtime on October 21 at T-Mobile Arena.

The Golden Knights (27-9, 10-7 road) continue to destroy the NHL’s expansion record book. They’ve won eight straight and own a 13-game point streak (12-0-1) – both league records for a first-year team. Vegas also boasts a four-game road winning streak and leads the Pacific Division with a Western Conference high 56 points. The Golden Knights have had many stars during their historic stretch but none brighter than Jonathan Marchessault. He leads the team with 37 points and was rewarded – in a big way for his work – signing a six-year, $30 million contract extension Wednesday. He’s owns a seven-game point streak (five goals, six assists). 

The Blues (25-15-2, 14-8 home) are in second-place in the Central Division one point behind Winnipeg. They’ve won two straight.

The UNDER is 4-1 in the Golden Knights last five games. The Blues are 16-5 to the UNDER in their last 21 overall and 21-8-3 to the low side in their past 32 against the Pacific Division.

Vegas is 19-4 in its last 23 games against the Western Conference and 8-3 past 11 vs. the Central Division. St. Louis is 1-5 in its last six against the Pacific Division and 1-5 past six vs. the Western Conference.

F.Y.I. The Golden Knights are a league best 17-1 when scoring first.

2017-18 NHL (1-0-0) Overall Record: 35-43-0