Free Game 2 Prediction: Blackhawks vs Blues Odds
Looking for Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Blackhawks taking on the Blues on Friday April 15th at the Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups throughout the playoffs so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
St. Louis Leads Best of Seven 1-0
(47-27-7-2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues (49-25-5-4)
Date: Friday, April 15th
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago +105/ St. Louis -115
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:St. Louis Blues -1.5 +240
NHL Betting Total: 5
Live NHL Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
They by no means deserved it, but the St. Louis Blues literally stole Game 1 from the Blackhawks.
Now, the Blackhawks will look to avoid an unfortunate 2-0 hole as they look to once again dominate play in Game 2.
Chicago did everything right on Wednesday except put the puck in the back of the net. The Blackhawks outshot the Blues 35-18, but mixed in 5 failed power play attempts.
The one place Chicago lost in was the hitting. The Blues out hit them 41-24 as the Hawks found themselves on the ground a lot and really getting messages sent to them.
Despite outshooting the Blues, Chicago has to have some bumps and bruises from getting hit all night long.
Chicago was dominant on the defensive end, as they never let the Blues get a clean look on goal.
D Niklas Hjalmarsson recorded 5 of the 21 blocked shots the Hawks had. Chicago consistently had somebody in front of the puck, never letting the Blues get an open shot.
St. Louis Blues
David Backes was first to admit his team didn’t play well. He was also the first to admit he wouldn’t be apologizing for the unattractive goal.
St. Louis had almost no chances on goal throughout the entire game, but a fortune bounce that went off a Blackhawks defender and then into the net resulted in the Blues literally stealing Game 1.
St. Louis will certainly need to step their game up offensively and provide more of a threat here in Game 2.
Brian Elliott was flawless in the victory.
Elliott turned aside 35 shots and also stopped a breakaway from Jonathan Toews in the 2nd period which turned out to be the play of the game. Chicago peppered the goal all night long, but Elliott never broke.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blackhawks are 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games.
- Blackhawks are 19-7 in their last 26 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 8-3 in their last 11 Conference Quarterfinals games.
- Blues are 9-2 in their last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 15-4 in their last 19 games following a win.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
The Blackhawks have to feel a bit cheated from their Game 1 loss.
They dominated in almost every aspect except the one that mattered, the goal line.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
Another defensive game here as neither team wants to make a mistake.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 1 – St. Louis 0
If you’re looking for more picks like this Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire Stanley Cup Playoffs, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
CappersPicks.com has Stanley Cup odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NHL lines up for early games as well.