Goaltender Brian Elliott will get the start for the St. Louis Blues against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday after missing the past four games. Elliott has been amazing against Western Conference teams this season with the netminder posting a 4-0-0 record with a 2.01 GAA and a .918 save percentage against western foes.
- The Blackhawks will be without Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa.
- The UNDER is 5-1 in the Blues past six games.
- The Blues beat the Blackhawks twice in the final week of the regular season last year.
Injuries have taken their toll on the Blues this season with several players out for extended periods of time, but possibly none more significant than defenseman Kirk Shattenkirk who has missed nine games with a lower body injury. The Blues have still managed to play well despite the injuries, with the team posting an 8-3-1 record on the season and winning three of their past four.
The Blackhawks have been great at the United Center this season winning their past six on home ice to bring their record to 6-1-0 on the season at home. The Blackhawks have outscored opponents 15-7 at the United Center this season with the team winning 1-0 in their past two games in front of their fans.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -125 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bodog but may move closer to puck drop.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.9-2.6 win for the Blackhawks on Wednesday. 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
The Chicago Blackhawks bring a 7-5-0 record to the battle against the 8-3-1 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 2-8-2 so far and the Blues go 4-6-2. 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. 12-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 9-rated St. Louis Blues in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 22-ranked offense (2.33 goals per game) against a St. Louis Blues defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.17 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 22.86% rate while the Blues have a 82.98% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Blues were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Blackhawks were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
- St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games on the road
- Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 16 games
- Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago’s last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Nashville, Saturday, November 7th
Chicago at New Jersey, Friday, November 6th