St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (8-3-1) at St. Louis Blues (7-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -120 / Chicago Blackhawks -102 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet Wednesday night in a NHL showdown at the Scottrade Center on NBCSN.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to keep the puck rolling as they hope to build on their six-game winning streak. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Artem Anisimov leads Chicago with eight goals, Marian Hossa has five assists and Richard Panik has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 65.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 20 goals on 314 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed 10 goals on 105 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored three or more goals in six straight games.
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The St. Louis Blues look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Blues are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with five goals, Paul Stastny has five assists and David Perron has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 90.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jake Allen has given up 23 goals on 238 shots faced and Carter Hutton has allowed seven goals on 94 shots. The St. Louis Blues have scored two or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Blackhawks are 0-4 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central. The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the over is 4-0-3 in the last 7 meetings.
This spot is all about riding the hot hand, and it doesn't get much hotter than the Chicago Blackhawks winning six straight games. The Blues show up at home and have actually gotten better of the Blackhawks recently, but you have to love the value of the small line and a red hot team. Give me Chicago until that team shows signs of cooling off.