Here are the NHL betting lines for tonight’s Florida Panthers at Saint Louis game at Scottrade Center for fans who bet on hockey at SBG Global sportsbook:
Florida Panthers +1½ (-250) 5½ (+115) +115
Saint Louis Blues -1½ (+210) 5½ (-135) -135
The Panthers won their four straight road game – and 7th of their last eight games – on Wednesday, 3-2 against the LA Kings – Florida’s first win in Los Angeles since 2002. Jonathan Huberdeau scored at 15:05 of the first period to put the Panthers ahead 1-0. Huberdeau has four goals and four assists in six games since coming back from an Achilles injury sustained in the preseason. Jussi Jokinen made it 2-0 at 1:14 of the second period. The Kings cut the lead to 2-1 at 5:39 of the second and tied it at 11:56 of the second. Aleksander Barkov scored the game-winning goal 15 seconds into the third period. Goalie Roberto Luongo made 33 saves. Vincent Trocheck had an assist for the fifth consecutive game, giving him seven points in that period. Jaromir Jagr extended his own points streak to five games with an assist on Barkov’s goal. The win pulls Florida within one point of the Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference wild card hunt. For fans who bet on hockey, the Panthers are against the NHL betting spread in the last five games on the road and 3-9-1 SU in the last 13 games when playing on the road versus the Blues.
The Blues had a six-game winning streak snapped by the Sabres on Saturday. Vladimir Tarasenko gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead 1:31 into the first period on a delayed penalty call for his 28th goal. Buffalo scored at 9:34 into the first period, again with 8:02 left in the second period, and again with 32 seconds left in the second period. Scottie Upshall put the final numbers on the scoreboard with a shorthanded breakaway goal with 4:57 left in the third period. Goalie Jake Allen made 25 saves. All in all, St. Louis did pretty well in their road trip, considering their schedule included seven cities in two countries and six time-zone changes. Tonight’s game will be the Blues’ last before they go on a bye week. Center Paul Stastny is likely to return to the lineup (more than likely, in fact, given that the Blues sent Kenny Agostino back to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL) for this game after missing the previous four due to a lower-body injury – possibly on a line with Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko. Stastny had scored eight goals and eight assists in his previous 15 games. Agostino played well too but apparently not well enough. St. Louis has gone 7-2 under head coach Mike Yeo, who took over from Ken Hitchcock on Feb. 1. For fans who bet on hockey, the Blues are 1-8 against the NHL betting spread in the last nine games at home and 8-3 SU in the last 11 games when playing at home against the Panthers.