Hawks vs. Blues Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blues are -119 money line favorites over the Blackhawks, who are +110 on the ML. The over/under total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blues opened as -120 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -119, while the Blackhawks’ odds have gone from +111 down to +110. Chicago is 1-0-1 on the season and 0-0-0 on the road, while St. Louis is 2-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 59% of bettors favor the Chicago. 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 Blackhawks are 45-15 overall in their last 60 games versus Central opponents and 48-17 in their last 65 games versus Western Conference foes. They’re also 25-11 in their last 36 road games, 53-20 in their last 73 games overall, and 5-2 in their last seven games playing on three or more days rest. The Blues, meanwhile, are 1-4 in their last five Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents. The Hawks are also 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and remain the better team. Whenever you can take Chicago as an underdog, there’s value to be had.
2013 NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +110