Fargo's 10* NHL Wednesday Breakaway (71% YTD)
2018-10-17 19:05:00

This is a play on the ST. LOUIS BLUES for our NHL Wednesday Breakaway. After finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference a year ago with just 71 points, the Canadiens are off to a surprising 3-1-1 start this season. They have won two straight games, the first time they have won consecutive games since March 2 of last season, snapping a six-game losing streak following a victory. The offense has been a big difference as Montreal ranked 29th in offense last season, averaging 2.52 gpg, but following their outburst against the Red Wings where they tallied seven goals, they are averaging 3.4 gpg and currently rank 13th. However, they did average 2.50 gpg in their first four games so we can not get too excited. St. Louis has dropped four of its first five games but two of those were in overtime and another by a single goal. The Blues have enjoyed ample firepower up front, with 15 goals in their five games but the defense has been a surprising letdown as their 4.00 GAA is fourth worst in the NHL. St. Louis received some good news Tuesday when forward Jaden Schwartz returned to practice after missing two games with a bruised foot and he is expected to join David Perron and Brayden Schenn on the top line tonight. Although the Blues have struggled to start the year, they still possess a solid core of veteran players who could turn the corner at any time and the feeling is that it happens tonight. Here, we play against home teams when the moneyline is -100 to -150 that are outscoring their opponents by 0.5 or more gpg, after playing a game where nine or more total goals were scored. This situation is 78-52 (60 percent) since 1996. 10* (53) St. Louis Blues