Bet on the Blues vs Bruins Pro Hockey Lines

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 31, 2016 in

Third place in your division can be a rather precarious place to be at this stage of the season. On the one hand, it assures you a spot in the playoffs without having to go the Wild Card route, but it can also be a little scary if the team right behind you can potentially knock you out of things altogether by leap frogging you at the end. That is where the Boston Bruins find themselves right now, and they know that if they are overtaken by the Detroit Red Wings in the Atlantic Division, they may end up being on the outside looking in once postseason play begins. The Bruins have found wins hard to come by of late, and it’s not going to get any easier on Friday when they go into St. Louis to face a Bruins team that is in a position to win the Central Division. You can wager on this one by heading over to the NHL betting page.

How To Bet the Boston Vs St. Louis NHL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, April 1 at 8 PM EST
Where: Scottrade Center, St. Louis
Radio: Bruins/Blues
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo

Why bet on the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins (40-29-8) may well have a date with destiny next week when they go head to head with the Detroit Red Wings, but they could be in some real trouble before that game arrives. They have a pair of road games versus Chicago and St. Louis before the all-important game versus Detroit, and given how Boston is playing at the moment, there is no guarantee that they are going to get anything out of either of those games. The one thing that they do have on their side is that they have been very good on the road this season. The Bruins are 24-12-3 away from home this year, which is among the best road records in the NHL. The Bruins are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.7 GPG.

Why bet on the St. Louis Blues

It’s not really a surprise that the St. Louis Blues (46-22-9) are on a 5-game winning streak right no, but it is pretty stunning when you look at how they are winning. They have given up just 1 goal in those 5 games, and actually had 4 shutout victories in a row. If it is indeed goaltending and defense that wins championships, then it’s fair to say that the Blue have just fired a shot across the bow of the other teams in the league. Despite this run, the Blues are still just tied for first in the Central with the Dallas Stars, so they will be looking for a little bit of separation with a win here. St. Louis are averaging 2.6 GPG, and are giving up 2.4 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

These are a pair of teams heading in opposite directions at the moment, and it’s hard to imagine Boston going into St. Louis and knocking off a Blues team that is currently playing out of its skin.

Boston Bruins 1 St. Louis Blues 4