Blackhawks at Blues Game 7 - 4/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (50-28-10) at St. Louis Blues (52-25-10)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -110 / Chicago Blackhawks +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBCSN
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet Monday night for game seven at the Scottrade Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks hope to make it out of the first round of the playoffs for an eighth straight season. 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 three goals, Patrick Kane has six assists and Artemi Panarin has 21 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 16 goals on 179 shots faced. Crawford has given up 10 goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues have not made it out of the first round of the playoffs since the 2012-13 season. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Alex Pietrangelo has five assists and Jaden Schwartz has 11 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 16 goals on 221 shots faced. Elliott has given up 12 goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 37-15 in their last 52 Monday games and 5-12 in their last 17 vs. Central. The Blues are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 5-11 in their last 16 Conference Quarterfinals games. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks are scoring at will on Elliott the last three games and are showing that experience is a big factor come playoff time. Chicago could have easily lost game six after getting down big. The Chicago Blackhawks are simply made for this time of year, and you'd be foolish to bet against them, especially with even money. Give me the road team.