Blackhawks vs. Blues - 4/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (48-23-7) at Chicago Blackhawks (48-24-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBCSN, NBCSN
The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday at the United Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blues are averaging three goals and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have one power play goal in their last five games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 36 goals, Jaden Schwartz has 33 assists and David Backes has 176 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Brian Elliott has allowed 94 goals on 1,125 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 76 goals on 817 shots.
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The Chicago Blackhawks look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have two power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 straight when scoring at least three goals. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 27 goals, Jonathan Toews has 38 assists and Marian Hossa has 235 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Corey Crawford has allowed 120 goals on 1,573 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 25 goals on 389 shots.
The Blues are 14-6 in their last 20 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. The Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 86-38 in their last 124 home games. The Blues are 6-22 in the last 28 meetings in Chicago and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Tough to not pick the Blackhawks in this spot, as they're starting to find their groove to close out the regular season. Give me the home team to get their fifth straight victory.