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NHL HOCKEY

St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the St. Louis Blues and the Columbus Blue Jackets meet at Nationwide Arena.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Wild on January 27. Bettors who backed the Blues at -160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Columbus:
Team record: 2-4-1 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 9 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis:
Team record: 5-1-0 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Columbus
is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 12 games when playing on the road against Columbus

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
St. Louis at Detroit, Friday, February 1
Columbus home to Detroit, Saturday, February 2