Blues vs. Devils Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -125 money line favorites over the Devils, who are +115 on the ML. St. Louis enters play with a 33-10-5 overall and 15-5-3 on the road, while New Jersey is 20-19-11 overall and 10-6-6 at home. The total for this game is currently sitting at 5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -134 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -125, while the Devils’ odds have gone from +124 down to +115. As for the total, it opened at 5 and that’s where the number currently sits at most online and Vegas books.
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 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in New Jersey and 5-1 in the Blues’ last six road games. The under is 5-0-1 in the Blues’ last six games overall, 4-0 in their last four games versus a team with a losing record, and 5-1 in their last six road games. The under is also 18-7-7 in the Devils’ last 32 home games, 23-9-4 in their last 36 games versus the Central and 6-1-1 in their last eight home games versus a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. The Blues have a tendency to play down to their opponents at times (see their 2-1 win over the Coyotes at home a week ago), and have struggled this year on the second night of playing back-to-back games. Look for this game to stay under.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: BLUES/DEVILS UNDER 5