Moneyline favors Blues in battle with Predators
Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues Odds
Nashville pays a visit to St. Louis on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Blues bats in hockey action at Scottrade Center.
The Blues sport records of 2-1 heading into this matchup, while the Predators sit at 1-0-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Blues and 1-2 for the Predators.
The Predators were listed as +-173 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Blues and the No. 12-rated Predators in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 4 goals per game, against a Predators defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 66.7% while the Predators defense kills off 71.4% of their penalties.
The Predators were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on January 22. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
A few Predators at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Nashville's last 21 games when playing St. Louis
Nashville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of St. Louis' last 21 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
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