Blues vs. Blue Jackets Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blues as –120 money line favorites over the Blue Jackets (+110), while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. St. Louis enters the day with a 12-8-2 overall record and is 4-6-1 on the road, while Columbus is 6-13-3 overall and 5-6-1 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as a –135 money line favorite but their odds have dropped since then. Now, depending on what book you view, they’re between –120 and –130 on the ML. On the other side, the Blue Jackets opened as +125 money line underdogs but their odds have dropped as well. Now they’re between +100 and +110 depending on the sports book.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 600-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 70% 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 over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams in Columbus and 16-5-3 in the last 24 meetings overall. The over is 5-1 in the Blues’ last six Sunday games and 10-3 in their last 13 games versus the Central. The over is 6-1-2 in the Blue Jackets’ last nine games versus the Central and 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous contest.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: BLUES/BLUE JACKETS OVER 5.5