Sports Betting - Thursday 17 March 2011 by

NHL Game Total Betting Blues vs Ducks

The Ducks can get a step closer to the playoffs when they face off against the St. Louis Blues in Wednesday night NHL action. Anaheim sits two points back of the eighth place Calgary Flames with three games in hand. For their part, the Blues are playing out the string as they sit ten points back of the final playoff position in the NHL Western Conference.

NHL Game Total Betting Blues vs Ducks

NHL Game Total Betting Blues vs Ducks: Tonight would be an ideal time for the Ducks to even their four game season series with the Blues. After a Calgary loss on Tuesday, the Ducks can pull even with the eighth place Flames with 81 total points, if they can get by a St. Louis squad that hammered them 9-3 the last time they played each other on February 19, 2011.

NHL Game Day Preview: Blues @ Ducks

St. Louis has won three of four coming in to this match, which should have former Duck, Andy McDonald raring to go against his former squad. McDonald has two game winning goals in three games against the Ducks this season. Another offensive threat for St. Louis is newcomer Chris Stewart who has 12 points since joining the Blues on February 19, 2011.

Anaheim is getting plenty of scoring from the likes of Bobby Ryan, who has six points over his past three games and Ryan Getzlaf who has five points over that same stretch. Corey Perry is having a career year with 75 points, and don’t forget about Lubo Visnovsky who has ten points in the month of March.

NHL Over/Under Betting Odds: Blues at Ducks – Free Pick

Sports Interaction has the over/under game total at +5.5 goals. In their past three games, these two squads have a combined 29 goals which averages out to almost ten goals per game.

The Ducks can almost reach out and touch the eight playoff spot so the big guns on the Ducks will be firing on all cylinders with the Blues trying to spoil the party.

NHL Free Pick: Take the OVER at +5.5 (-130) and watch these offensive dynamos do what they do best.

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