Puck Line Pick
Just when we think the Blues are about to hit that Stanley Cup hangover, they seemingly always pull off an important win. That was the case on Tuesday, as they halted a three-game winless streak by beating the Flames. Can they keep up the winning ways on Friday? Potentially. The Blues are an impressive 14-8-4 on the road this season, and they’re 21-14-6 as favorites. Best of all, they’ve dominated the matchup between these two squads in recent years, including a pair of wins from earlier this season. Meanwhile, the Oilers’ two-game winning streak came to an end this week after they lost to the (you guessed it) Flames. Edmonton had previously been playing some of the best hockey of their season, going 5-1-1 between January 1st and January 18th. Unfortunately they’ve struggled against the Blues recently, they’re an underwhelming 12-8-4 at home, and they’re 17-15-2 as underdogs. Clearly, everything’s pointing to St. Louis in this matchup. Even if you’re anticipating a potential fall off for the defending champs, we’d still suggest opting for the Blues puck line on Friday.
Over Under Pick
The total has gone over in five of the Blues’ last seven games and four of the Oilers’ last six. We expect those trends to continue on Friday, which is why we’re taking the over.