Blackhawks vs. Blues Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks opened the regular season with a victory this week, while the St. Louis Blues suffered a loss in their first game. Will Chicago win a second straight game tonight and send host St. Louis to another loss?
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Enterprise Center at 8:05PM ET
TV: ESPN Plus
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blues are a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blackhawks are a +150 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on host St. Louis. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Chicago prevails in OT
The Blackhawks won by a 4-3 final in overtime at Ottawa in their season opener as Patrick Kane scored the game-winner 38 seconds into the extra session. Kane also notched an assist in the win. Jonathan Toews registered a goal and an assist, while Alex DeBrincat and Brent Seabrook both scored a goal. Cam Ward made 22 saves on 25 shots to pick up the win.
Blues hammered by Jets
St. Louis took one on the chin in its opener as it fell 5-1 at home versus Winnipeg. The Blues allowed four third-period goals to fall behind 5-0 before scoring a late goal to avoid the shutout. Vince Dunn scored the goal for St. Louis on assists from Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Bozak. Jake Allen surrendered five goals on 25 shots to suffer the loss.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blackhawks are 1-7 in their last eight games following a win. The over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings in St. Louis.
The Blues are 1-6 in their last seven games overall. St. Louis is 2-10 in its last 12 games versus the Central Division.
Chicago had a poor season a year ago and a lot had to do with lackluster goaltending following an injury to Corey Crawford. While the Blackhawks are hoping to get Crawford back at some point, but right now he is on injured reserve. I think goaltending lets Chicago down here as St. Louis is looking to bounce back strong after being walloped in its opener.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -170