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NHL betting line favors Blues over Senators

St. Louis Blues

Ottawa Senators
22-6-3 December 16, 2013, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 13-15-6

Hockey bettors look for value at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday as host Ottawa battles the St. Louis Blues in hockey odds action.

The Blues will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 22-6-3 this season, while the Senators are 13-15-6. St. Louis is 15-12-4 on the totals; Ottawa is 20-14.

View St. Louis Blues vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

The Blues were listed as -157 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

The Senators sit at No. 17 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 4-3 result against the Blue Jackets on December 14. Bettors who backed the Blues at -166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -130 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 11-ranked offense (2.82 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.35 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 18.25% rate while the Blues have a 83.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
St. Louis home to San Jose, Tuesday, December 17th
Ottawa at New Jersey, Wednesday, December 18th