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NHL Odds: Blackhawks face Blues

The Chicago Blackhawks are riding a four-game winning streak against the St. Louis Blues as those Central Division clubs meet once again in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Thursday.

Overall the Blackhawks are 8-2 over their past 10 games against the Blues, including a 3-0 shutout win for their supporters on the NHL odds when the teams last met on February 28. The UNDER has paid out for bettors in each of their last two matchups.

The Blackhawks bring a 27-5-3 record to the battle against the 18-14-2 Blues. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 14-19-2 so far and the Blues go 18-12-4.

View St Louis vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blackhawks as -163 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blackhawks rated this week at No. 1 and the Blues sitting at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 17.5% while the Blues defense kills off 82.9% of their penalties.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Wild. Bettors on St. Louis at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Chicago was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Predators. They won as -167 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Blues at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Chicago is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Chicago is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
St. Louis home to Columbus, Friday, April 5
Chicago at Nashville, Saturday, April 6