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Blues on a Roll at Home vs Blackhawks

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The St. Louis Blues will embark on a quest to end a run of disappointing playoff performances tonight at home against the Blackhawks. Luckily for them, they’ve owned Chicago when the teams meet at the Scottrade Center, winning eight of the last 11 times the teams met there.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues are 7-2 SU in their last nine games against teams with winning records.
  • The Blackhawks are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against divisional opponents.
  • Blues F Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals last week vs Chicago.

Looking at a smaller sample size, the Blues have also had the edge in this matchup recently, winning two straight, most recently in a 2-1 victory last week. Given their recent home dominance over the Hawks, the Blues opened as a -140 moneyline favorite with Chicago coming back at +110. Chicago hasn’t performed well in the underdog role, as they’ve gone just 3-8 in that spot this season.

The total for the game is set at an even five goals — a number these teams have failed to top in their last three games against each other. Even though the Blues saw more UNDERs and OVERs this season, it wasn’t their offense’s fault as they’ve scored over half of the posted total in 15 of their last 18 games.

These team last met in a playoff series in a first round matchup in 2014. Chicago won the series in six game, but the Blues were victorious in the first two games of the series which took place in St. Louis.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the St. Louis Blues in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Wednesday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.2-2 result in favor of the Blues today. 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 St. Louis Blues sport a record of 49-24-9 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at 47-26-9 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-40-10 for the Blues and 30-32-20 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated Chicago Blackhawks taking on the No. 5-rated St. Louis Blues in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.73 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 21.61% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 79.83% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blackhawks were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-1 loser at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home

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