Sabres vs. Blues Prediction
The Blues are in a slump but will they pick up a victory tonight against the Sabres at 8:00PM ET at Scottrade?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -212 money line favorites versus the Sabres after opening as a -190 favorite. As for the total, the number is sitting at 5. Buffalo is 5-6-2 on the year and 4-3-1 on the road, while St. Louis is 7-6-2 straight up and 5-1-1 at home.
SABRES KEY TRENDS: The Sabres are just 84-177 in their last 261 games overall, are 29-61 in their last 90 games versus Western Conference opponents and are 37-87 in their last 124 road games. They’re also 10-41 in their last 51 games versus Central opponents and are 1-6 in their last seven games versus a team with a losing record.
BLUES KEY TRENDS: The Blues are just 2-5 in their last seven games overall and 2-5 in their last seven games versus eastern Conference opponents. They’re also coming off two days of rest but they’re winless at 0-4 in their last four games when playing in that situation. The Blues are, however, 47-16 in their last 63 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400.
OUR PREDICTION: The Blues are coming off an embarrassing 8-4 loss at Columbus last weekend but Ken Hitchcock said Monday that the team had its best practice of the season. The Sabres are just 3-18-2 in their last 23 games versus the Note and are winless at 0-4 in their last four games in St. Louis. While the Blues aren’t firing on all cylinders, look for them to exercise some demons tonight and win big over Buffalo.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS BLUES -1.5 (+155)