Blackhawks vs. Blues Game 1 Pick
Can the St. Louis Blues put the defending champs, the Chicago Blackhawks, on their heels when they meet in Game 1 of their series at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, St. Louis is favored at home, as the Blues are getting odds of -130 to win, while the Blackhawks are getting a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5 goals.
St. Louis is 49-24-9 on the season, 24-13-4 at home and 40-32 with the under. Chicago is 47-26-9 on the season, 21-15-5 on the road and 32-30 with the under. These teams met five times during the season, with St. Louis winning three of them, but all three wins came in OT or a shootout. The Blues have now won five of their last seven against the Blackhawks.
St. Louis has won three of the five games this season. The Blues have won 19 of their last 26 games and are 7-0 last 7 vs. the Western Conference. Vladimir Tarasenko has been sensational this year for the Blues with 40 goals and 74 points. He scored five goals against Chicago this season in five games.
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS BLUES -130