St. Louis against Columbus on Saturday, March 13

Hockey betting on Saturday includes a matchup in Columbus between two teams trying to keep faint playoff hopes alive as the Blue Jackets host the St. Louis Blues.

It is the fifth game of a long six-game road trip for the Blues. Those making a hockey bet will notice that St. Louis has won six of the last ten meetings against Columbus.

Hockey betting will likely favor the Blue Jackets simply because they are the home team. Columbus has won three of the last five at home against the Blues including 4-2 earlier this season.  Seven of the last ten games between these two teams have gone over the hockey betting total.

The Blues have actually been a very good team on the road this season.  If they had done as well at home they would be headed to the playoffs.  St. Louis has not played well at home though and making the playoffs will be tough.  Normally you would want a long road trip to end if you were a hockey team but for St. Louis they have won on the road this season for those making a hockey bet. The Blues are right about average on offense and defense and that makes them a competitive team on most nights.  The problem for St. Louis is that they don’t do anything extremely well and that makes it tough to rely upon something each night.  Some teams are very good on offense or defense but that can’t be said about St. Louis.

Columbus started to collapse just before the Olympic break and continued that poor play after the break.  The Blue Jackets have been very poor on the road but at home they have been decent.  Columbus does not have anything to rely upon though. They have worse numbers than St. Louis. What has happened with Columbus is that they go under the hockey betting total in home games and over the total on the road.  It doesn’t make much sense but that has been happening all season in Columbus games.

Normally in hockey betting you look to the home team first but in this game the Blues are definitely worth considering because they have excelled all season away from home.  Columbus has been solid at home though so this should be an excellent matchup between two teams fighting to stay in the playoff picture.