The St. Louis Blues edged the Chicago Blackhawks to pay out on the NHL betting lines in their first meeting of the season as the division rivals hit the ice together for a second time on Wednesday night.
St. Louis topped Chicago 3-2 at -101 on the NHL odds in the first meeting of the season between the two teams on October 25 in a PUSH for bettors. The Blues, however, are just 4-6 in their last 10 games against the Blackhawks, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-2-2 in those 10 contests.
Cory Crawford is not expected to play for the Hawks while new Blues netminder Martin Brodeur will suit after signing this week.
St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting St. Louis Blues opened as 130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bodog.
Computer Prediction: St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Pick
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 3.6-3 result in favor of the Blackhawks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Chicago Blackhawks are 15-8-1 overall while the St. Louis Blues are 16-6-2. As for the totals, Chicago is 6-14-4 on the OU, and St. Louis is 8-7-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 4-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 8-rated St. Louis Blues in this matchup.
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How St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 7-ranked offense (3.08 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.12 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.39% rate while the Blues have a 79.17% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
In their last action, Chicago was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Chicago at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Trends
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
St. Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago’s last 10 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Nashville, Thursday, December 4th
Chicago home to Montreal, Friday, December 5th