NHL Pick: Chicago Blackhawks at St Louis Blues
The Chicago Blackhawks are in St Louis where they take on division rivals the St Louis Blues. The Blues haven’t had much luck versus the Blackhawks over the past year or so winning just 1 of the last 6 meetings overall but they have won 6 of the last 7 meetings played at home in St Louis.
Head to Head Trends
Blackhawks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Blackhawks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
St Louis Blues (-120)
The St Louis Blues are 2nd in the Central Division with 72 points just 2 points behind the 1st place Nashville Predators. The Blues have been red hot of late wining 12 of their last 14 games although they lose their last game 7-1 to the Blue Jackets so maybe look for the Blues to come out with a little extra effort today. The Blues are the third highest scoring team in the league averaging 3.2 goals per game and they are also not too bad on defense either allowing just 2.5 goals per game. The Blues have one of the best home records in the league at 20-6 and I can see why averaging 3.4 goals per game while allowing just 2.1 goals per game.
St Louis Blue Trends
Blues are 12-2 in their last 14 overall.
Blues are 58-21 in their last 79 home games.
Chicago Blackhawks (+110)
The Chicago Blackhawks are 3rd in the Central Division with 66 points 8 points out of 1st place. The Blackhawks haven’t really been doing a whole lot over the past month or so playing just .500 hockey over their last 20 games. Playing away from the home the Hawks are 16-12 and have a +0.39 goal differential but are just 5-7 over their last 12 road games while getting outscored 31-28. The Blackhawks are pretty solid on offense overall averaging 3.0 goals per game plus they have the second best defense in the league allowing just 2.3 goals per game.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends
Blackhawks are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win.
Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
I’m going with the St Louis Blues over the Blackhawks in this one. The Hawks might be a top team but they really haven’t been doing a whole lot over the past month or so while the Blues have been red hot winning 12 of their last 14 games so I think playing the hot team at home is the play here.
Free Pick: St Louis Blues -120 at 5Dimes