Blues vs. Blackhawks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -155 money line favorites over the Blues, who are +143 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals for tonight’s game. St. Louis currently owns a two-games-to-zero lead over Chicago in this series.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -160 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -155, while the Blues are now +143 after opening with +147 odds. The total opened at 5 and that’s where it currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 71% 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 the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 9-4-2 in the Blues’ last 15 road games and 4-1-1 in their last six Monday games. The under is also 6-2-1 in the Blackhawks’ last nine home games and 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on one day of rest. The first two games of this series in St. Louis were both high-scoring but don’t forget that the Blues had massive issues offensively heading into the playoffs and are now without captain David Backes following the cheap hit he absorbed from Chicago defensemen Brent Seabroook. That will cause a re-shuffling of the lines and it could lead to some inconsistency from the Blues tonight.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: BLUES/BLACKHAWKS UNDER 5