NHL online betting hopes are still high for the Anaheim Ducks that the can get into the NHL hockey betting post season but their margin for error is less by the day.
The Anaheim Ducks will host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night with a starting time of 10 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this Western Conference matchup that has major playoff implications for the Ducks so be sure and have your account open and ready for action.
St. Louis had a record of 31-28-4-5 with the hockey betting line. The Blues struggled badly on the road this year with a mark of 11-17-3-2 while going under the total in 18 out of 33 away games. St. Louis was 18th in the NHL for goal scoring. The Blues were an even worse 21st in the league for goals against.
Right winger David Backes led St. Louis with 24 goals and 26 assists while centers Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund had 18 goals apiece. Another center, Andy McDonald, had 17 goals. Jaroslav Halak, last year’s playoff hero for Montreal, had a 2.60 goals against average and 4 shutouts.
Anaheim was 37-26-3-2 with the hockey odds and was a strong 21-11-1-1 at home. The Ducks went over the total in just 14 out of 34 home games. Defense was a problem for Anaheim as they ranked 20th in the NHL for goals against while the offense ranked 12th for goal scoring.
Right winger Corey Perry led Anaheim with 34 goals and 39 assists while right winger Bobby Ryan also had 32 goals. Jonas Hiller had a 2.50 goals against average with 26 wins and 5 shutouts but was missing time due to fatigue issues.
St. Louis has paid out in 3 of their last 4 meetings with the Ducks while the series has gone over the total in 10 of the last 12 matchups between the teams. The Blues have had big struggles in Anaheim however as they have paid out in just 2 of their last 15 visits to the Pond with 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Anaheim going over the NHL online betting total.