|NHL Blues vs. Flames Picks & Predictions for December 23, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Monday, 23 December 2013 14:00|
Blues vs. Flames Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -166 money line favorites over the Flames, who are +153 on the ML. St. Louis enters play with a 24-7-4 overall record and is 10-4-2 on the road this year, while the Flames are 13-17-6 overall and 6-7-3 at home. The total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -155 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -166. The Flames' odds, meanwhile, opened at +143 but have been bet up to +153. The total has stayed steady at 5.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 87% 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 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and 19-5-2 in the last 26 meetings in Calgary. The under is also 5-0 in the Flames' last five home games, 4-0 in their last four games versus Western Conference opponents, and 9-2 in their last 11 games overall. With Alexander Steen out for the Blues, this could turn into a defensive struggle, which plays into Ken Hitchcock's style.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: BLUES/FLAMES UNDER 5.5