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Florida St. Louis Betting Preview

St. Louis Blues

Florida Panthers
7-1-2 November 01, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 3-7-2

The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Blues invade BankAtlantic Center on Friday.

Supporters of the Blues have seen them go 7-1-2 so far this season, while the Panthers are at 3-7-2. In totals betting, the Panthers are 6-5-1, while the Blues are 6-4.

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

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blues listed earlier today as favorites of -178 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Panthers sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Jets on October 29. Bettors who backed the Blues at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Florida was a 4-3 loser at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.17 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 9.76% while the Blues defense kills off 78.57% of their penalties.

Next up:
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Saturday, November 2nd
Florida at Washington, Saturday, November 2nd