Blues vs. Canucks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -110 money line favorites over the Canucks, who are +102 on the ML. St. Louis enters play with a 31-7-5 record overall and is 14-4-3 on the road this year, while Vancouver is 23-13-9 overall and 11-6-5 at home. The total for tonight's game is sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -118 money line favorites but the spread has dropped to -110, while the Canucks' odds have gone from +109 down to +102 at most sports books. The total has stayed at 5.5 after opening at the same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 64% of bettors favor the Blues. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Vancouver. According to latest NHL trends, the Blues are just 8-19-2 in their last 29 meetings with the Canucks in Vancouver and 1-4 in their last five Friday games. On the other side, the Canucks are 21-8 in their last 29 games on Friday and 36-17-4 in their last 57 home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. Vancouver is due to turn its recent five-game losing streak around. And while the Blues have won seven in a row following their victory over the Flames on Thursday, they should also be worn out having to play on back-to-back nights. There's value in the Canucks' odds.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: VANCOUVER CANUCKS +102