Kings vs. Blues Game 1 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -117 money line favorites over the Kings, who are +108 on the ML. The total for this matchup is currently sitting at 5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -125 money line favorites but their odds have been bet down to -117, while the Kings' odds have gone from +115 down to +108.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 60% 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 4-1 in the Blues' last five games versus the Pacific, 16-3-3 in their last 22 games overall, and 16-3-3 in their last 22 games against Western Conference opponents. The under is also 13-3-2 in the Blues' last 18 home games, 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record, and 4-1-3 in the Kings' last eight games overall. With Brian Elliott and Jonathan Quick in net, neither of these offenses will get going tonight and the Blues have one of the best defenses in the league. Couple that with the fact that they're intimidated by the Kings and we should see a low-scoring affair tonight.
2013 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: KINGS/BLUES UNDER 5