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Jake Allen has Been the Catalyst for Blues' Home Success

Montreal may be coming off a win, but it certainly wasn’t a pretty one. Carey Price allowed four goals on 31 shots in the contest but managed to outlast what’s left of Peter Budaj in a shootout. The Canadiens will play the penultimate game of their five-game road trip this evening when they take on the Blues at the Scottrade Center.

SHARK BITES
  • The Canadiens are 1-3 in their last 4 games on the road against the Blues.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Canadiens' last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Blues' last 5 games with a closing total of 5.0 or less.

For the Blues, this will be the final night of their five-game home stand in which they’ve gone 3-0-1 so far. All but one of those four games has needed extra time so you may want to take a look at the three-way moneyline and see what kind of value the tie option is presenting.

Jake Allen is the confirmed starter for tonight and that should put some confidence in your Blues bets. In his 11 starts in St. Louis this season, the New Brunswick, Canada native is 9-0-2 with a .932 save percentage.

The Blues have ridden their No.1 goaltender to an 11-1-3 record at home and opened as small favorites against the Habs – St. Louis is 11-4-4 as a favorite this campaign.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -132 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3-2.4 victory for the Blues. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues sport a record of 14-7-4 heading into this matchup, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at 17-6-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-10-5 for the Blues and 8-11-6 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Montreal injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated St. Louis Blues and the No. 7-ranked Montreal Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.76 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.24 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 22.22% while the Canadiens defense kills off 81.05% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

The Blues were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 13-2 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to New Jersey, Thursday, December 8th
St. Louis at New York, Thursday, December 8th

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