The Chicago Blackhawks will look to extend their lead over the Blues in the NHL’s Central Division Wednesday when they meet in a head-to-head just under a month after St. Louis took the first season matchup with a 5-2 win in the Windy City. Chicago has not lost since Game 1 of the World Series yet the ‘Hawks are still being tabbed as underdogs at most sportsbooks.
- The Blackhawks are 8-0 in their last 8 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Blackhawks are 6-2 on the puckline in their last 8 games on the road.
- Blues’ forward Vladimir Tarasenko had 2 goals and an assist in his last game against Chicago.
St. Louis has been on a little run of their own winning their last three home games but tonight is a problem game. The Blackhawks have not scored fewer than two goals in a game all season and Jake Allen, who will start in net for the Blues, has been extremely unimpressive as their No. 1 netminder. In 10 starts this year, the New Brunswick, Canada native has a save percentage of just .903.
His counterpart tonight, Corey Crawford, has not allowed more than two goals in six starts and owns a career 14-5-5 record against the Blues. He has stopped 93.6 percent of the shots he’s faced this season and has won five consecutive starts.
These team’s games have typically gone OVER as all seven of their last seven matchups have either gone OVER or pushed. With Chicago’s defense still lagging a little behind their offense and with Jake Allen still not proving he can handle the duties as a No. 1 goalie in the NHL, I like the OVER if you can find a total of 5.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -120 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-1.4 victory for the Blackhawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Blues sit at 7-4-2 on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Blackhawks are currently 9-3-1. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 4-7-2 OU, and Chicago is 6-5-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.
The St. Louis Blues sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.
The game also pits St. Louis’s No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.38 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 16.67% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 65.22% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Stars on November 06. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Blues were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -172 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Chicago is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
- St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
- St. Louis is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Washington, Friday, November 11th
St. Louis at Nashville, Thursday, November 10th