|NHL Blues vs. Flames Picks & Predictions for March 24, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 24 March 2013 14:05|
Blues vs. Flames Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -124 money line favorites over the Flames, who are +115 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5. St. Louis enters play with a 17-11-2 this season, while Calgary is 11-14-4.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -118 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -124, while the Flames' odds have gone from +109 up to +115.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 74% 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 4-1 in their last five games overall, 4-1 in their last four games versus Western Conference foes, and 11-3 in their last 14 games versus the Northwest. As for the Flames, they're 2-6 in their last eight games overall, 2-6 in their last eight games versus the Western Conference, and 1-8 in their lat nine contests in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
The Blues have won six of their last eight games while the Flames have dropped six of eight, although all six losses came on the road. The Blues have won three straight meetings with the Flames, including a 5-2 victory in Calgary back in February. Outside of Curtis Glencross who rides a five-game point streak heading into tonight, the Flames are cold. Jarome Iginla has scored only one goal over his last eight contests and Mikael Backlund is questionable tonight with a foot injury. Look for the Blues to pick up their second road victory in as many nights.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS BLUES -124