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Boston Bruins

St. Louis Blues
36-16-3 February 06, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 37-12-6

The Blues get a visit from the Boston Bruins in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 36-16-3 this season, while the Blues are 37-12-6. Boston is 19-19-17 against the total, while St. Louis is 26-23-6 versus the number.

View Boston Bruins vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blues as -147 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Blues and the No. 4-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-1 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Boston at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

St. Louis was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Senators. They lost as -215 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.44 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.18 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.96% rate while the Bruins have a 82.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston home to Ottawa, Saturday, February 8th
St. Louis home to Winnipeg, Saturday, February 8th