Hockey odds preview - Florida vs. St. Louis


Florida Panthers

St. Louis Blues
1-0-0 October 05, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 1-0-0



Hockey bettors look for value at Scottrade Center on Saturday as host St. Louis battles the Florida Panthers in hockey odds action.

The Blues bring a 1-0-0 record to the battle against the 1-0-0 Panthers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 1-0 so far and the Panthers go 1-0.

View Florida Panthers vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Blues in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -215 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Blues, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Panthers, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

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Florida won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Stars on October 3. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-2 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on St. Louis at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 4 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 9 at 2 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 50% while the Panthers defense kills off 100% of their penalties.

A few Panthers at Blues trends to consider:
Florida is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 20 games
St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home


Next up:
Florida at Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 8th
St. Louis at Chicago, Wednesday, October 9th