Hawks vs. Blues Game 1 Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped all the way down to -110 as the public continues to hammer the visiting Blackhawks. Chicago, meanwhile, is currently +102 money line underdogs after opening with odds of +120.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 76% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Blues are 0-6 in their last six games overall, 0-5 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents, and 0-4 in their last four conference quarterfinals games. They’re also 1-4 in their last five games following a loss of three or more goals and will be without T.J. Oshie for tonight’s game. The defending champs, meanwhile, are 4-0 in their last four games playing versus a team with a winning record, 7-1 in their last eight games after allowing five goals or more in their previous game, and 4-1 in their last five conference quarterfinals games.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +102