Blues vs. Blackhawks - 2/8/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (32-18-2) at St. Louis Blues (34-14-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -130 / Chicago Blackhawks +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet Sunday at the Scottrade Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks have split their last 10 games and end a seven-game road trip. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored two goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 26 goals, Jonathan Toews has 27 assists and Brandon Saad has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Antti Raanta has allowed 21 goals on 344 shots faced and Corey Crawford has given up 76 goals on 962 shots.
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The St. Louis Blues look to keep things rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 27 goals, Alexander Steen has 27 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Brian Elliott has allowed 51 goals on 673 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 57 goals on 591 shots.
The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-9 in their last 28 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 56-24 in their last 80 games playing on 1 days rest and 58-21 in their last 79 home games. The Blackhawks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Chicago Blackhawks have gotten the upper hand against the Blues lately and are the more talented team on the offensive end. Given the plus money, I'm taking Chicago on the road to get the job done.