Bruins vs. Blues Pick
5 Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues, 8PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Bruins are listed as a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blues are a -105 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.
The moneyline opened as a pick’em before it tilted in Boston’s favor, while the total opened at before before settling at 5.5. The Bruins range from a -110 to a -120 favorite at various books, while the Blues are between a +100 and -105 underdog.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Bruins. Online wager info also says that 55 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) and left winger Rick Nash (upper body) are questionable tonight. Right winger David Backes (leg) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (upper body) are out tonight, while left winger Jake DeBrusk (upper body) is out indefinitely. Defenseman Charlie McAvoy (knee) and center Patrice Bergeron (foot) are both out until early April. For the Blues, right winger Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body) is doubtful. Goalie Carter Hutton (neck) is out indefinitely. Right winger Scottie Upshall (knee) is out until early April. Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (hip) is out for the season.
The Blues have played better hockey as of late, with wins in four of their last five including two straight in overtime. They play Boston at the right time here as the visitors are dealing with an assortment of injuries and have had one less day of rest after a 5-4 home overtime defeat versus the Blue Jackets last game. The Bruins have won two straight head-to-head meetings, but the series is tied at 5-5 over the last 10. Tarasenko being out will hurt, but nevertheless I’m betting on the Blues to get the job done here.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -105