Blues vs. Oilers Prediction
Following an ugly loss to the Flames on Monday night, will Jaden Schwartz and the Blues bounce back tonight when they visit the Oilers at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -150 money line favorites over the host Oilers, who have odds of +130 to pull off the upset tonight. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
St. Louis was blown out 7-4 by Calgary in its last game but the Blues were also coming off a stretch in which they played (and beat) Minnesota, Chicago, Dallas and Anaheim. That's four wins over postseason contenders, including a matchup against their biggest rivals, the Blackhawks.
In other words, the Flames provided the perfect letdown opponent for the Blues.
The Note should bounce back tonight against an Oilers team that is just 16-17-1 at home this season. (For comparison, the Blues are 20-10-2 away from Scottrade.) St. Louis' offense has been outstanding of late and the team is 8-2 in its last 10 road games. The Blues are also 14-3 in their last 17 games in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and have won six of their last seven, including six in a row before falling in Calgary earlier this week.
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