Coyotes vs. Blues NHL Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants) – The Blues are looking to bounce back from three straight losses while the Phoenix Coyotes are looking for their fourth straight win. St. Louis hosts Phoenix at 7:35pmETon Friday night.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blues as –170 money line favorites over the Coyotes, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. St. Louis enters play with a 48-21-11 record and is 21-43 UNDER this year, while Phoenix is 40-27-13 overall and 30-39 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5, while the Blues opened as -170 favorites and has remained at -170.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 69% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Blues. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the UNDER. According to latest NHL trends, the Blues are 0-9-2 Under last 11 Friday games, 1-7-1 Under last 9 vs. Pacific, 6-18-11 last 35 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game, 12-33-12 last 57 vs. Western Conference, 7-19-6 UNDER last 32 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and is 15-38-16 Under last 69 overall. Coyotes are 5-12 Under last 17 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and is 1-5 Under last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. Phoenix has clinched a playoff spot and St. Louis is just looking to overtake the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy. The Blues also have a red-hot goaltender in Brian Elliott, who leads the NHL in goals-against average (1.49), save percentage (.943) and ranks second in shutouts (nine). Phoenix goalie Mike Smith is looking for a fourth consecutive shutout. He set an NHL record in his last start for most saves made in a shutout performance, making 54 stops in a 2-0 win over Columbus on Tuesday.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: COYOTES/BLUES UNDER 5