The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks will renew their rivalry on Saturday night in St. Louis. The Blues and Blackhawks have been bitter rivals in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the NHL in recent years. The Blues come into this game with just seven points on the season and are in last place in the Central Division. Chicago has earned fourteen points so far this season, and are in third place in the rugged Central Division. Both teams missed the NHL postseason a year ago.
Blues vs. Blackhawks Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks come into this game as the betting favorites. The moneyline is Chicago -155, and the Blues check in at +140. The over/under for total goals scored is set at 5.5.
Spread: Blackhawks -155
Blues vs. Blackhawks Head to Head
This is already the third meeting of the season between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks. Both of the games went into overtime, with the Blackhawks coming away with the victory each time. Chicago beat the Blues 5-4 in St. Louis on October 6 and then won another overtime game 4-3 a week later.
Blues vs. Blackhawks Stats
The St. Louis Blues are giving up a whopping four goals per game this season, which is the 29th worst mark in the NHL. Goaltender Jake Allen has posted a 3.93 goals against average this season and has earned just two victories in his eight starts. Ryan O’Reilly leads the team with eleven points so far this season.
The Blackhawks are averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, which is the fourth highest total in the league. Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks with nine goals and 14 points through his teams first ten games this season. Alex DeBrincat and Jonathan Toews have combined for 14 goals in support of Kane.
Blues vs. Blackhawks News
The Blues held a players-only meeting after another disappointing loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. St. Louis has seen plenty of roster turnover in recent days as well as they try to find the right winning combination. The Blues were forced to place Robert Bortuzzo on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. With an empty roster spot, St. Louis activated Oskar Sundqvist from the injured reserve.
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford has given up just one goal in his first four games this season. On Thursday night, Crawford picked up an assist on Jonathan Toews’ first goal of the game. It was the sixth career point for Crawford, moving him into 21st among active goaltenders in career points scored.
Blues vs. Blackhawks Predictions
The Blackhawks come into this game on a roll, while the Blues appear to be hitting rock bottom. Chicago has already beat the Blues twice so far this season, and nothing should change in this game. The Blackhawks can score goals in a hurry, and they will put plenty past Jake Allen in this game. Bet the Chicago Blackhawks -155 over the Blues in this game.