St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Betting Odds: Blues and Blackhawks Meet this Wednesday

November 13th, 2018 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

It has gotten so bad for the Chicago Blackhawks that they had to fire their head coach.  Account of three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville being shown the door last week.  However, the Blackhawks NHL Betting online problems go far beyond Coach Q.  Correlate those three Stanley Cup championships from 2010-2015.  As a result, the Hawks ended up with a top-heavy roster due to the salary cap.  Meanwhile the St. Louis Blues are digging out of a slow start.  In the same way Quenneville used to coach the Blues.  And many St. Louis fans hope he will again.

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  United Center, Chicago, Illinois

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St. Louis Blues

St. Louis has a record of 6-5-3-0 with just five of their games going under the total.  Despite ranking third in the NHL for goals scored the Blues rank 26th for goals against.  After missing the playoffs last year, the slow start and poor defense has fans in an uproar.  Gamblers are equally weary with a team that can’t stop opponents.  Consider goaltender Jake Allen’s terrible start.  Allen has an embarrassing .879 save percentage and 3.99 goals against average.  Center Ryan O’Reilly has been strong with eight goals and 12 assists with a plus four.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago has a record of 6-8-3-0 with only seven games going under the total.  To begin with the Blackhawks also have massive defensive problems.  By contrast to the Blues they are also struggling to light the lamp.  To be exact Chicago ranks 23rd for goal scoring and 30th for goals against.  The power play is a dismal 31st.  Right wing Patrick Kane remains sharp with 12 goals and nine assists.  But goaltender Corey Crawford has a subpar .901 save percentage.

Stats to Consider

Chicago has had the recent NHL Betting online edge in their series with St. Louis.  To illuminate the Blackhawks have won three of their last five against the Blues.  Just one of the last 10 in this series have gone under the total.  However, at United Center, St. Louis has won eight of their last 12 games against Chicago.  And just one of the last eight between these teams on the Hawks home ice have cleared the total.

Team vs. Team

St. Louis has been a terrible sportsbook play on road ice recently.  For example, St. Louis has lost six of their last eight games away from home.  Eight of the Blues last 12 road tilts have gone over the total.  Balanced against that is Chicago’s horrible value on home ice.  In fact, the Blackhawks have paid in just four of their last 14 games at United Center.

Matchup to Watch

In particular this is an even NHL Betting online matchup.  As was previously noted the Blues play their best against Chicago at the United Center.  In like manner St. Louis has proven to be the more capable goal scoring team.  For this purpose, they rate the value edge on the road.

 Blues vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Picks

To conclude the St. Louis Blues rate the call for this rivalry matchup.

Blues vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Pick:  St. Louis Blues

Blues vs. Blackhawks NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Blues 3, Blackhawks 1

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