Free Game 2 Prediction: Blues vs. Blackhawks Odds
Looking for Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Blackhawks taking on the Blues on Tuesday April 19th at United Center, Chicago, Illinois. 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.
2-1 (1-0 V) Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues 1-2 (0-1 H)
St. Louis Leads Best of Seven 2-1
Date: Tuesday, April 19th
Time: 9:30 PM
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: OFF
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
Live NHL Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The St. Louis Blues stunned the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 and took a 2-1 advantage in the Best of Seven series.
Chicago now has their backs against the wall and are in need of a win here in Game 4.
If Chicago wants to defend their championship, they’ll need to come from behind here in Round 1.
Chicago now trails the Blues 2 games to 1 as they coughed up a 2-1 lead in the 3rd period. Chicago got goals from Brent Seabrook and Artem Anisimov, but couldn’t manufacture anything in the 3rd.
The good news for Chicago is that they rarely lose back to back games inside the United Center. This year, the Blackhawks have gone 26-12-3-1 at home. They are one of the best in the NHL in terms of GAA at home as they concede just 2.05.
The key for them will be manufacturing goals. Chicago peppered the St. Louis goal putting up 46 shots and outshooting the Blues by 10, but they really were just firing away. Working the puck around and finding the open shot is their game and they seemed to get away from that following their 2nd goal.
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis can thank Brian Elliot for being where they’re at right now. Elliot was tested, not just with first chance shots, but 2nd and 3rd chances.
Elliot and the Blues defense have actually been dominant all season long. They have given up just 2.38 GAA and that number was actually much lower for a majority of the season. They rank in the top tier in almost all defensive and goalie stat categories.
Vladimir Tarasenko continues to produce as well. The RW has a point in each of the last 2 games as he’s put up a goal and assist. He’s put up 12 shots in total this series as he’s really increased his production since Game 1.
St. Louis has been one of the better teams in the NHL on the road this year, going 26-11-2-3. The offense has actually played better away from home, jumping to 2.8 goals per game.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Blackhawks are 8-4 in their last 11 Conference Quarterfinals games.
- Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 16-4 in their last 19 games following a win.
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey Prediction
Experience is going to play a factor here. Chicago cannot afford a 3-1 gap, especially heading back into St. Louis.
Chicago has had plenty of gaps to overcome in their past postseasons and with them at home here for Game 4, this is a spot where they should be able to manufacture a win.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago switches their style up and starts working the puck around more in the offensive zone, leading to more production.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – St. Louis 1
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.