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St. Louis Blues vs New Jersey Devils Betting Preview

New Jersey Devils

St. Louis Blues
22-20-11 January 28, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 35-11-5

Hockey bettors look for value at Scottrade Center on Tuesday as host St. Louis battles the New Jersey Devils in hockey odds action.

The Devils will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 22-20-11 this season, while the Blues are 35-11-5. New Jersey is 16-25-12 against the total, while St. Louis is 24-21-6 versus the number.

View New Jersey Devils vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New Jersey before puck drop in this match found them as 195-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 4 and the Devils at No. 11 heading into this contest.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Islanders on January 25. Bettors who backed the Blues at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.47 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.49 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 23.6% rate while the Devils have a 86.98% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New Jersey at Dallas, Thursday, January 30th
St. Louis at Carolina, Friday, January 31st