Blues At Flyers: Go 'Under' To Cash Monday's Ticket!!

Dana Lane

Monday, February 6, 2017 8:27 PM UTC

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 8:27 PM UTC

The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed just one goal in each of their last three games. Will that trend continue Monday or do the St. Louis Blues have enough to push this game 'over'? Handicapper Dana Lane explains which way to lean.

2016-2017 NHL Record: 56-44 (+17.00 units)

To say that we've been crushing the sportsbooks in NHL betting over the last few months is an understatement as we sit on the doorstep of our highest unit total to date.  That happens when you start the month off hitting four of five plays, and we're going to easily make that five of six Monday as the St. Louis Blues travel to the Wells Fargo Arena to take on the Philadelphia Flyers.

I said it after a trip to Anaheim last month to watch them in person that the St. Louis Blues are not that good.  Since then they've completely fallen apart.  Mike Yeo is now the head coach of the Blues after GM Doug Armstrong fired good friend Ken Hitchcock.  I know firing coaches has been a popular way to light a fire underneath teams, but Yeo has never been a favorite of mine, not since he looked at reporters in Minnesota and had very little offer in the way of explaining why the Wild couldn't win a hockey game.  Well, Mike, if you don't know then I suppose it's time for you to go. If you're Armstrong, I suppose it seemed like a good idea to let Yeo learn under Hitchcock for a season and then take the reigns. 

It seems Armstrong was too busy finding Hitchcock's successor rather than ways to replace the heart of the team, David Backes, who skipped town to go to Boston this past offseason.  That left the Blues without a leader on the ice and a locker room buffer for when Hitchcock got a little too ornery.

St. Louis sits just two points out of the last wild-card spot in the West and three points from the third automatic spot in the Central but has dropped four of its last six and can't win on the road consistently enough to gain ground when not playing at Scottstrade.

If things weren't bad enough, the Blues got word that Robbi Fabbri will miss the rest of the regular season with an Achilles injury. Yeo made the comments that it has been a long hard week for the Blues.  I'll take those comments and mix it with the fact that Philadelphia has been offensively troubled over the last three games, and I smell a definite 'under' tonight on my NHL pick.

NHL Free Pick: 'Under' 5.5Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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