GAME OF THE WEEK (NHL)
Nashville vs. St. Louis,
02/09/2019 14:00 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -113 St. Louis
The St. Louis Blues look like great value here as the host the Nashville Predators Saturday afternoon.
Riding an 8-2-1 stretch, they've been one of the hottest teams in the league over the last month and here they return home high on confidence off four straight triumphs on the road, the most recent a 1-0 OT win over NHL-best Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Note that the Blues are 6-2 in their last eight home games following a road trip of seven or more days and took down Nashville 6-2 here at Enterprise Center on Nov 23.
The Predators have won five of their last six games following Thursday's 3-2 victory over Dallas but their star netminder Pekka Rinne owns a relatively poor 2.75 GAA in his 19 appearances on the road this season. Blues' rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington on the other hand is a spectacular 8-1-1 with a 1.70 goals-against average on the season and I think he'll lead the home team to victory.
10* play on St. Louis Blues.