Blackhawks face Blues in St. Louis
The St. Louis Blues are on a three-game winning streak against the division-rival Chicago Blackhawks as those teams hit the ice together on Saturday night.
Overall the Blues are 4-1 in their past five games against the Blackhawks dating back to last season, although just 5-5 in the last 10 games between the two teams.
The UNDER has paid off in six of the last seven Blackhawks vs. Blues matchups.
St. Louis will face the 27-7-6 Blackhawks. In totals betting, the Blues are 19-13-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blackhawks are 23-17 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blues as -121 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 3 and the Blackhawks at No. 2 heading into this contest.
The Blackhawks were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at +154 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.56 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.72 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 21.97% rate while the Blackhawks have a 76.03% rate on the penalty kill.
Chicago home to Los Angeles, Monday, December 30th
St. Louis at Dallas, Sunday, December 29th