Blues set to take on rival Blackhawks
The St. Louis Blues have won four straight games against the Chicago Blackhawks as those Central Division rivals hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Wednesday night.
St. Louis and Chicago last met back on December 28, with the Blues winning 6-5 as a -126 home favorite on the NHL odds in an OVER result for totals bettors. That broke up a string of four straight UNDER results in games between the two teams.
Chicago battles the Blues, currently with a 47-14-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-35 for the Blackhawks and 30-30-8 for the Blues.
Bettors looking to side with the Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -121 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 16-rated Blues in this matchup.
The Blues were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -250 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Blackhawks were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.38 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.24 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 20.55% while the Blues defense kills off 86.32% of their penalties.
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 22nd
Chicago home to Carolina, Friday, March 21st