Predators vs Blues NHL Betting Lines and Pick

Written by on December 28, 2015

As expected, it is beginning to look as though the Central Division will be sending 5 teams into the playoffs. The battle right now appears to be how the 4 spots after number 1 are filled, as the Dallas Stars look like favorites to win the division. Every divisional game is crucial, and we have a great one on Tuesday, December 29 when the Nashville Predators head into the Scottrade Center to face the St. Louis Blues. Face-off is at 8 PM EST on NBCSN. To view MyBookie’s NHL betting lines, click here. Predators vs Blues NHL Betting Lines and Pick There is very little to choose between these two teams, which means there is probably going to be good value to be found in all of the available bets for this one. Why bet on the Nashville Predators It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride of late for the Nashville Predators (17-12-6), as they hold a 4-4-2 record in their last 10 games. The losses they have taken have all been close affairs that really could have gone either way, which shows that this team is always in games right to the very end. The Predators are 15-20 ATS overall this season, and their games have a habit of hovering right around the 5-goal mark. 16 of their games have gone UNDER this season versus 12 OVER. While the Predators are just 6-7-3 on the road, they seem to enjoy playing on Tuesdays, as they are 5-2 SU in their last 7 on Tuesday nights. Nashville is averaging 2.6 GPG, and are giving up 2.5 GPG. Nashville-will-stalk-the-Blues-as-its-prey Why bet on the St. Louis Blues Everyone in the Central Division is chasing the Dallas Stars, and it is the Blues (22-12-4) who are the closest to that top spot. St. Louis has been good at home and away his season, but they have a slight home edge with a record of 12-6-2 so far. They have been particularly dominant against division foes, and are an impressive 9-3 SU in their last 12. They are 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, but are coming off a loss to the Stars that saw their offense totally shut out. The Blues are averaging 2.4 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG. They have an O/U record of 12-21-5 this season. Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction More often than not, the numbers and trends point you in a very specific betting direction, but then there are times when your gut leads you to a hunch play. That is where I am at with this one, as I like the Predators to sneak a win on the road, with OT a distinct possibility. Nashville Predators 3 St. Louis Blues 2