And now from the home office…Pick The Winner.
2 UNIT = New York Rangers @ St Louis Blues – BLUES -1.5 [Puck Line] (+155)
(Note: I'm risking 2.00 units to win 3.10 units)
Another fade of the New York Rangers here, as we take the Blues to win by 2 or more at home. The Rangers start the season off with a 9 game road trip, and it hasn't been pretty for them. They are 1-3 on the year with their latest two losses being 6-0 and 9-2 against Anaheim and San Jose. They now face one of the toughest teams to beat at home in St Louis who are 3-0 to start the season, and who went 15-8-1 at home last year. This will be St Louis' fourth straight home game to open the season and so far we've seen a 4-2 victory over Nashville, 7-0 over Florida, and 3-2 over the defending Stanley Cup Champs Blackhawks.
The Rangers will change things up in net going with Martin Biron who has a 9.78 GAA and .762 SV% when he's entered in relief. Jaroslav Halak is probable for St Louis and he already has a stellar 1.34 GAA and .948 SV% to go along with his 3-0 record. The Blues are 31-11 in their last 42 vs a Eastern Confernece opponents, 52-23 in their last 75 home games, and 18-8 in their last 26 vs a team with a winnig % below .400. This Rangers team has a lot to figure out, and they won't do it tonight in St Louis. Take the Blues on the puck line.
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