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Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues - 12/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks
Date & Time Monday December 2, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, IL
The Line
STL -130 . total 6.0
TV Channel
NBCSN
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Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Blues are on the road for a matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks.  The Blues are (17-5-6), coming off a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Blackhawks are (10-11-5), after falling 7-3 to the Colorado Avalanche.

In the Blues win over the Penguins, St. Louis had goals from: Justin faulk, Nathan Walker, Ivan Barbashev, Mackenzie MacEachern, and Jaden Schwartz.  The Blues were out shot by the Penguins, 31 to 27.  St. Louis did out hit Pittsburgh, 14 to 13.  Blues goalie Jordan Binnington picked up the win, stopping 29 of 31 shots on goal.  

In the Blackhawks loss to the Avalanche, Chicago had goals from: Brandon Saad, Dominik Kubalik, and Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks jumped out a 1-0 nothing lead, but then gave up 7 straight goals to the Avalanche.  Both teams had 29 shots on goal.  The Blackhawks out hit the Avalanche, 17 to 16.  Chicago used both goalies on the night.  Robin Lehner gave up 5 goals on 14 shots.  Corey Crawford relived Lehner of his duties in the game, Crawford allowed 2 goals on 15 shots.

Recent Betting Trends:

Blues are 7-2 in their last 9 vs the Central.

Blues are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.

The under is 4-1 in Blues last 5 road games.

Blackhawks are 2-6 in their last 8 vs the Central.

Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.

The under is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 home games. 

The Blues seem to have gotten back on track, after back to back losses to Nashville.  The Blues have had 3 solid wins in a row since then.  The Blackhawks have gone the opposite direction, losing 5 of their last 6 games.  The Blues have been even better this season on the road then at home.  The Blues are 9-2-3 on the road, while the Blackhawks are 7-6-2 at home.  The Blues have looked good lately even with injuries, I'll side with the Blues here.  Final score prediction, Blues win 4-2.   

 

Pick:
STL -130 .
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