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Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues - 10/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues (1-1-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (2-0-2)
Date & Time Saturday October 13, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -130 / St. Louis Blues +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Midwest
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NHL | St. Louis Blues (1-1-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (2-0-2)
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NHL rivals the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues clash at the United Center on Saturday.

The St. Louis Blues opened the season with consecutive defeats before dropping visiting Calgary 5-3 on Thursday night. The Flames scoring came from James Neal, Derek Ryan and Mikael Backlund with Mike Smith allowing five goals on 24 shots while David Rittich stopped eight shots in relief.

David Perron spurred on the St. Louis offense with a hat trick with Alexander Steen and Joel Edmundson also joining the scoring column. Brayden Schenn posted two helpers and Jake Allen recorded 31 saves to get the win for the Blues.

The Chicago Blackhawks squandered a 2-0 lead in a 4-3 overtime loss to Minnesota that saddled the team with back to back defeats. Alex Debrincat led Chicago with two goals with Dominik Kahun also lighting the lamp. Jonathan Toews logged a pair of helpers and Cam Ward made 42 saves for the Blackhawks.

Minnesota received regulation goals from Eric Staal, Jason Zucker and Ryan Suter with Zucker scoring his second in the extra session. Staal and Suter and Zach Parise also added two assists each to make a winner of Devan Dubnyk and his 27 stops.

Over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 overall and over is 3-0-1 in Blues last 4 vs. Western Conference and Blues are 2-11 in their last 13 vs. Central. Over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 overall and Blackhawks are 1-6 in their last 7 home games. Road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and over is 10-2-4 in the last 16 meetings. 

Goals have been scored and given up by each team which has me looking at the over…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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