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Blues at Blackhawks Game 3 - 4/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Blues (50-25-9) at Chicago Blackhawks (48-26-10)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks / St. Louis Blues --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBC

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks play game three Sunday afternoon at the United Center.

The St. Louis Blues look to regain home ice advantage after dropping a game in St. Louis. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. David Backes leads St. Louis with one goal, Jay Bouwmeester has one assist and Kevin Shattenkirk has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed two goals on 63 shots faced. Elliott has given up six goals in his last three games.

Blues at Blackhawks Game 3 - 4/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Blackhawks hope to take control of the series with a 2-1 lead. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Duncan Keith leads Chicago with one goal, Patrick Kane has two assists and Artemi Panarin has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed three goals on 49 shots faced. Crawford has given up eight goals in his last three games.

The Blues are 13-3 in their last 16 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 121-57 in their last 178 home games and 3-10 in their last 13 vs. Central. The Blues are 9-23 in the last 32 meetings in Chicago and the home team is 29-13 in the last 42 meetings.

The Blackhawks have kept the Blues in check for majority of this series and now return home where they are extremely tough to beat. I like Chicago to take this game and inch that much closer to winning another playoff series. 

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