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Blues & Blackhawks Take Their Talents Outdoors at Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks will collide in the great outdoors on Monday as the 2017 edition of the Winter Classic takes place at Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. Oddsmakers initially set the Blues as -130 faves with a total of 5.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home.
  • The Blackhawks are 4-1 SU in their last five games on the road against the Blues.
  • The visiting team is 7-2 SU in its last nine games in this matchup.

The forecast is calling for warmer temperatures with a chance of rain as the Blues become the 11th team to play in the annual contest. The Blackhawks are 0-2 in their Winter Classic appearances, which came in 2009 and 2015.

Chicago has hit a proverbial wall of late, as the Western Conference leaders have gone 1-3-1 in their last five outings. Expect the Hawks to lean heavily on captain Jonathan Toews, who has two goals and four assists in four NHL outdoor games (two Winter Classics, two Stadium Series).

OVER bettors are profiting when the Blackhawks and Blues meet. In the last nine clashes between the squads, the OVER is 5-1-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the St. Louis Blues in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -117 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Monday's contest. The over-under total was at 131 earlier at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2 result in favor of the Blackhawks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 23-11-5 this season, while the Blues are 19-13-5. Chicago is 11-19-9 on the totals; St. Louis is 15-15-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The St. Louis Blues sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.81 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 21.55% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 75% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Blues were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • St. Louis is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Buffalo, Thursday, January 5th
St. Louis home to Carolina, Thursday, January 5th

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