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The Blues and Bruins are in very similar situations. They’ve both accumulated 47 points and are both in the midst of battles within extremely competitive divisions. St. Louis, however, has gotten to 47 points in four fewer games and holds a significant advantage as the home team tonight as the Blues are 16-4-4 at the Scottrade Center this year.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blues are 0-7 in their last 7 games after a win.
  • The Bruins are 1-6 in their last 7 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The visiting team is 10-3 in its last 13 games in this matchup.

When these teams met in Boston in late November, the Blues took a 4-2 result as the significant underdog. If you read the Shark Bites, you know that’s how this head-to-head has gone the last few years. With Tuukka Rask the most likely candidate to fill the net for Boston tonight, that should inspire confidence in bettors. Rask is 12-4-3 on the road this year with a .937 save percentage.  

Boston has been crushing the puckline of late and has cashed it in nine of its last 10 road games and seven of its last nine overall. With the Bruins as the underdog this evening, you’re probably good to take them on the +1.5, but with a payout of -300, don’t expect to be paying off any bills with a win.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Blues were listed earlier today as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-2 victory for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 21-17-5 this season, while the Blues are 21-14-5. Boston is 17-21-5 against the total, while St. Louis is 17-15-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Boston injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Blues rated this week at No. 12 and the Boston Bruins sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 10-ranked offense (2.85 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 21.88% rate while the Bruins have a 87.94% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 winner at home against the Stars. Bettors on St. Louis at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 6-18-1 SU in its last 25 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • St. Louis is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Nashville, Thursday, January 12th
St. Louis at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 12th

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