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Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Odds Preview with Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks


St. Louis Blues
Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Scottrade Center

The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues will open up their best-of-seven NHL playoff series on Thursday night as those two teams hit the ice together at the Scottrade Center.

Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Opening Odds and Betting Line

The St. Louis Blues were listed earlier today as -129 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-3.4 result in favor of the Blues. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 46-21-15 this season, while the Blues are 52-23-7. Chicago is 39-42-1 against the total, while St. Louis is 35-39-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Chicago injuries news.

The Blackhawks - Blues odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 20.

How Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Stats Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3.02 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 19.79% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 81.45% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Predators on April 12. Bettors who backed the Predators at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-0 loser at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Detroit at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at St. Louis, Saturday, April 19th