|NHL Blues vs. Rangers Picks & Predictions for January 23, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:30|
Blues vs. Rangers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -110 money line favorites over the Rangers, who are +102 on the ML. St. Louis is 33-11-5 overall and 15-6-3 on the road while New York is 27-22-3 overall and 12-12-3 at home. The over/under total is currently sitting at 5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -115 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -110, while the Rangers’ odds opened at +106 and are now +102 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, opened at 5 and that’s where the number currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 54% 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 St. Louis. According to latest NHL trends, the Blues are 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Rangers overall and 6-1 in their last seven road games against New York. They’re also 6-2 in their last eight games versus the Metropolitan, 5-2 in their last eight road games and 8-1 in their last nine when their opponent allows five goals or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the Rangers are 3-9 in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and have two outdoor road games versus rivals coming up. Even though the Blues have struggled over the past week, they’re still one of the best teams in the league and their recent issues make them a solid value play tonight. They’ll also be at full strength as Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return to the lineup after missing Tuesday’s loss to the Devils.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS BLUES -110