Two Central Division rivals face-off in what’s looking like the top game on Sunday’s NHL board when the Chicago Blackhawks welcome the St. Louis Blues to the Windy City tonight. Sportsbooks opened the Hawks as -150 favorites with an OVER/UNDER of 5.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in seven of the Blackhawks’ last eight games against the Western Conference.
- The Blues are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games after consecutive losses.
- The total has gone OVER in the Blues’ last four games against their division.
The streaking Blackhawks have won eight of nine thanks largely in part to the contributions of superstar wing Patrick Kane. Kane has notched 23 goals on the season including his third career hat trick vs the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday to boost his point total to 16 in the last 13 games.
St. Louis, who’s battling Nashville for third place in the Central, are 2-1-1 against Chicago this season after recording a 4-1 victory on January 2 in the 2017 edition of the Winter Classic. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues’ attack, as the Russian is tied for fourth in the league with 28 goals.
Covering at the United Center has been easy for St. Louis recently. The Blues are 4-1 ATS in their past five visits to Illinois.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re backing the visiting St. Louis Blues in this one, they Blues listed earlier today as underdogs of 136 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Blackhawks to win this game 3.1-2.2. 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 Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
38-18-5 Chicago battles the Blues, currently with a 31-24-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 27-23-11 for the Blackhawks and 27-23-10 for the Blues. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs St. Louis injuries news.
This game puts the Chicago Blackhawks, most recently No. 8 in the Odds – Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Blues, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.54% rate while the Blues have a 84.65% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +127 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Chicago was a 6-3 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Chicago at -300 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
- St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
- Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 9 games
- Chicago is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to Edmonton, Tuesday, February 28th
Chicago home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 1st