NHL betting line favors Blues over Canucks
St. Louis Blues
|31-7-5||January 10, 2014, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena||23-13-9|
Hockey bettors look for value at Rogers Arena on Friday as host Vancouver battles the St. Louis Blues in hockey odds action.
The Canucks sit at 23-13-9 on the season; in comparison, the Blues are currently 31-7-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 14-24-7 OU, and St. Louis is 22-16-5 OU.
View St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Canucks as 105 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Canucks) and the No. 2 (Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Vancouver lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Penguins on January 7. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 17-ranked offense (2.69 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.26 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 15.71% rate while the Blues have a 85.43% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 14th
Vancouver at Los Angeles, Monday, January 13th