Blue vs. Ducks NHL Free Pick
ST. LOUIS: The Blues opened the season by dropping a home game to the Nashville Predators 4-2 before beating the Calgary Flames 5-2 in St. Louis. They lost their first road game of the year, dropping a 3-2 affair to the Dallas Stars on October 13. The over hit in both of their home games but the under covered in their game against the Stars. In all three games the Blues were favored, so they’re 1-2 on the money line this season.
ANAHEIM: After dropping their season opener 4-1 to the Sabres in Buffalo, the Ducks returned home and won two straight. They beat the New York Rangers 2-1 in a shootout on October 8 and then shut out the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on October 14. Anaheim was an underdog in all three of its first three games, while the under is 3-0 in all Duck games this season.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have made the host Ducks -140 money line favorites against the visiting Blues, who are +129 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
NHL Free Pick: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Anaheim. The over is also 4-1 in the Blues’ last five road games, 4-1 in their last five games as a road underdog and 5-0 in the Ducks’ last five Sunday games.
2011 NHL FREE PICK: BLUES/DUCKS OVER 5.5