Bruins vs. Blues Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – The Blues have struggled with physical opponents this season and that trend could continue tonight when the two teams square off at 8:00PM ET at Scottrade Center.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -142 money line favorites over the Bruins, who are +131 money line underdogs. Boston is 36-16-3 overall and 14-10-1 on the road, while St. Louis is 37-12-6 overall and 20-5-3 at home. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -137 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -142, while the Bruins’ odds have gone from +126 up to +131. As for the total, it opened at 5.5 and is currently sitting at the same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 52% of bettors favor the Bruins. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest NHL trends, the road team is 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, 6-1 in their last seven games overall and 5-1 in their last six games versus Western Conference opponents. They’re also 4-1 in their last five road games, 4-1 in their last five versus the Central and 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest. The Blues remain banged up and as previously noted, they’ve struggled with opponents that are similar to them in style, which includes a team like Boston that can grind for three periods.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: BOSTON BRUINS +131