Blues V. Jackets
The St. Louis Blues and the Columbus Blue Jackets have faced off once this year where the Blues came out victorious with a 5-2 win cashing their -1.5 spread and the over. This was the Blues first game of the season and since then they've underperformed, traded away some of their best players in Tarasenko and O'Reilly, and pissed off their fanbase. It's obvious that the Blues are on the rebuild. The Jackets have been shitty this season too and, although they're one of the worst teams in the league, it's about what most people expected from them this season. Even though both of these teams are pretty fucking bad this year both their overs have been smacking.
Both teams are playing goalies tonight that do not have many starts under their belt. Thomas Greiss is in net for the Blues, and he has a 6-8-0 record and lets in 3.51 GPG with a 0.898 save percentage. Michael Hutchinson is starting in goal tonight for the Jackets. He has a record of 0-0-1 and allowed 4.5 goals in his first game with the Jackets with a save percentage of 0.893. The Blues also average 3.03 goals on 28.91 shots per game while the Jackets average a pretty low 2.59 goals on 29.00 shots per game. Although the team totals on goals are low, both teams allow a shit ton of shots per game. The Blues allow just over 32 and the Jackets allow just over 35 shots per game. These numbers are high as hell and the more shots that the team allows the more pucks end up in the net.
The Blues and Jackets matchup is between two teams that kinda fucking suck this year and neither team really knows how to defend well. On top of that they're both starting some goalies with minimal experience this season. This is why I love the over in this matchup, everything is pointing to it hitting. The only problem is when everything points one way most times I try to fade it. But this time, I'm sticking with the numbers and hammering the over tonight. I'm also going to sprinkle on Jackets ML as they're on a 3 game losing streak and playing a below average Blues team.
Blues/Jackets o6.5 -125
Jackets ML +110