An account of a brief run at the end of January and early February did Chicago false hope. Blackhawk fans were thinking playoffs and gamblers took notice. Then the reality of a thin roster hit and Chicago flopped with the NHL odds. Defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis is a better team than one year ago. However, the Blues are a target every night and may not have enough for a repeat Cup title. That being said St. Louis Coach Craig Berube is still holding superior cards almost every game. Goal-tending and depth make the Blues a tough out.
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks
|Date and Time:||Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||United Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|Blues vs. Blackhawks TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
|NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks Overview
Late on the Blackhawks have been on a heater with four wins in their last five games. Chicago has a sportsbook record of 30-28-8 with 32-33 over the total. Correlate the Blackhawks NHL rankings of 19th for goals scored, 28th for the power play, 22nd for goals against, and eighth for penalty killing.
St. Louis remains in the Western Conference lead at 40-17-10 and has won eight of their last 10. Additionally, the Blues are 33-32 over the total. St. Louis ranks 19th for goal scoring, 28th for power play, 22nd for goals against and eighth for penalty killing.
Key Blues: LW David Perron (26 G, 35 A, 60 PTS, +2, 9 PPG, 18 PPA, 15.5 SPCT), D Alex Pietrangelo (13 G, 36 A, 49 PTS, +9, 5 PPG, 16 PPA, 6.3 SPCT), G Jordan Binnington (30-11-7, 2.56 GAA, .911 SVPCT, 3 SO)
Key Blackhawks: RW Patrick Kane (29 G, 51 A, 80 PTS, +6, 7 PPG, 15 PPA, 11.7 SPCT), D Duncan Keith (2 G, 21 A, 23 PTS, -4, 1 PPG, 8 PPA, 2.0 SPCT), G Corey Crawford (14-18-3, 2.82 GAA, .916 SVPCT, 1 SO)
St. Louis and Chicago against the Spread
The Blues are:
- 3-9 with the line in their last 12 away games
- 7-3-1 over the total on the road
- 9-6 on the board in their last 15 games at Chicago
- 7-3 over the total in head to head away games vs. the Blackhawks
- 12-8 vs. the odds in their last 20 games as a chalk
- 2-5-1 under the total when listed as the favorite
The Blackhawks are:
- 3-7 against the spread as a dog
- 3-7 under the total in their last 10 games as a pup
- 2-4 in their last six games with the Blues
- 6-2 over the total against St. Louis
- 6-10 on the board in their last 16 home games
- 5-2 over the total at United Center
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Odds Pick
Encompassing this matchup is the Blackhawks’ poor value as dogs and at home. St. Louis has had the better of the NHL odds in this head to head series. Fashion how the dog days of February exposed Chicago as not ready for prime-time contention. Just as important the Blues recovered nicely from an early slump that month. The end result here is that St. Louis has too much of everything for the Blackhawks.
Blues vs. Blackhawks NHL Odds Pick: St. Louis Blues
Blues vs. Blackhawks NHL Odds Score Prediction: Blues 4, Blackhawks 2