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Senators Have Been Thriving on the Road

With the newly instituted bye weeks, the NHL schedule will be a little light through the week for the next month or so. That said, the Sens play the Blues tonight in a sneaky good matchup at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Ottawa has taken three straight matchups against the Blues in Missouri and has been cleaning house on the road against winning teams.

  • The Senators are 7-3 on the ML and 9-1 on the PL in their last 10 road games against winning teams.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Senators' last 7 games as a ML underdog of 138 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 20 of the Blues' last 28 games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.

Goaltending should be an issue for the Senators with their top two tendies out for different reasons but with Mike Condon posting a 10-7-3 record with a .918 save percentage, it hasn’t been. The second-year former Hab will get the road start tonight but he’s actually struggled a little away from the Canadian Tire Centre, posting a 2.79 goals-against average in road games.

Until recently, the Blues had been a great bet at home. They have a 16-5-4 record at the Scottrade Center this season but have dropped three of their last four in their home building.

If the Blues want to get a win in front of their fans tonight, they’ll have to pile the shots on Condon, as he struggles when facing a high volume of rubber.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Blues were listed earlier today as -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2 win for the Blues. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Blues sit at 23-16-5 on the season; in comparison, the Ottawa Senators are currently 22-15-4. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 19-17-8 OU, and Ottawa is 17-22-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Ottawa injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (St. Louis Blues) and the No. 11 (Ottawa Senators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 11-ranked offense (2.82 goals per game) against a Ottawa Senators defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.61 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 21.83% rate while the Senators have a 83.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Maple Leafs on January 14. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blues were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Louis is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa at Columbus, Thursday, January 19th
St. Louis home to Washington, Thursday, January 19th