The St. Louis Blues will be looking to snap a three-game losing skid against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night as those Central Division clubs hit the ice in NHL betting action.
Chicago topped St. Louis 3-2 as a -117 home favorite at the sportsbooks on January 22, and overall they're 7-3 over their past 10 games against the Blues dating back to late 2010. The OVER/UNDER went 6-4 for totals bettors in those 10 contests.
The Blues sit at 10-6-2 on the season; in comparison, the Blackhawks are currently 16-0-3. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 11-5-2 OU, and Chicago is 5-13-1 OU.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Blackhawks taking on the No. 6-rated Blues in this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.9 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 30.6% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 88.7% of their penalties.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Oilers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -178 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blue Jackets on February 23. Bettors who backed the Blues at -222 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Blackhawks at Blues trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chicago's last 17 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Chicago
Chicago home to Columbus, Friday, March 1
St. Louis home to Edmonton, Friday, March 1