Hawks vs. Blues Game 5 Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -116 money line favorites over the Blackhawks, who are +107 on the ML. The total for tonight’s game is currently sitting at 5 goals with the series tied at two games apiece.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -110 money line favorites but their odds have shot up to -116, while the Blackhawks’ odds have gone from +102 up to +17. The total has stayed at 5 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 57% of bettors favor the Blues. 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 over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 6-1-1 in the Blackhawks’ last eight games versus Western Conference opponents. It’s also 4-1 in their last five games overall, 4-1 in their last five road games and 4-1 in their last five conference quarterfinals games. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Blues’ last seven games versus Western Conference foes, 5-2 in their last seven games versus Central opponents and 5-2 in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
2014 NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: BLUES/BLACKHAWKS OVER 5