|NHL Coyotes vs. Blues Picks & Predictions for Thursday, April 18, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:00|
Coyotes vs. Blues Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread)– The Blues picked up a huge win on Tuesday but they need to continue winning to keep pace in a tight Western Conference race. Will they pick up another victory tonight when they host the Coyotes?
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -180 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -162, while the Coyotes are +149 after opening at +165. Phoenix is 18-17-7 overall and 5-9-6 on the road, while St. Louis is 24-16-2 overall and 10-8-1 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 88% 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 the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 4-0-1 in the Coyotes last five games overall, 2-0-2 in their last four road games and 4-0-1 in their last five games versus the Western Conference. On the other side, the under is 12-2-2 in the Blues’ last 16 games overall, 6-1 in their last seven home games and 12-2-2 in their last 16 games against the Western Conference. The under is also 3-1-3 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. St. Louis has received outstanding goaltending from Brian Elliott of late but its offense has been atrocious. Look for another low-scoring game at Scottrade tonight.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: COYOTES/BLUES UNDER 5