Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Blackhawks Odds
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(0-0-0) St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks (0-0-0)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12th
Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
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A rematch from the first round of the NHL Playoffs from last year takes to shape as the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks open their season on Wednesday.
The Blues bounced the Blackhawks from the playoffs in 7 games, as the two teams played to an extremely entertaining series.
The Blues have some unfinished business to tend to as they open play on the road here in Chicago.
St. Louis was bounced from the Conference finals by the Sharks last season, once again falling short in the playoffs.
The Blues will enter play looking to build off being one of the best defensive teams in the league last season.
Behind goalie Jake Allen, the Blues allowed just 2.4 goals per game last season, which ranked 4th in the NHL. Allen finished 26-15 in 2015 with a save percentage of .920 and a 2.35 GAA.
Offensively, they’ll look for some more goal scoring chances here in 2016. The Blues scored 2.7 goals per game last year, led by Vladimir Tarasenko.
The F finished with 40 goals and 34 assists as he looks to continue what has been an impressive career.
The Blackhawks will be seeking some revenge here for the Blues ending their season in last seasons playoffs.
Chicago played a much different and faster pace than the Blues last season as they were an offensive minded team.
Sitting 6th in the league, the Blackhawks averaged 3 goals per game and had 30.5 shots per contest.
The key for them was peppering the net. It wasn’t the first or even second shot that found them success, it was the latter shots of the possession.
Marian Hossa, Jonathan Towes and Patrick Kane were the 3 stars for the Blackhawks and they figure to have the same roles this season.
G Corey Crawford will try to build off another impressive season. Crawford finished 35-18 while holding a .924 save percentage while allowing just 2.37 GAA.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blues are 20-7 in their last 27 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 14-5 in their last 19 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.
- Blackhawks are 37-16 in their last 53 in the second game of a home-and-home situation.
- Blackhawks are 122-59 in their last 181 home games.
- Blackhawks are 5-13 in their last 18 vs. Central.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Prediction
The Blues and Blackhawks both have very impressive netminders.
Expect a lower scoring game here as both goalies will be tough to solve.
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A goal or two will win this one here as it gets decided late in the affair.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 2- St. Louis 1
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