St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (27-27-8) at St. Louis Blues (36-17-10)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -201 / Chicago Blackhawks +180 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 27 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 20 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 87 goals on 1,029 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 94 goals on 1,152 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 24 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 43 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 113 goals on 1,292 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 44 goals on 568 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed three or more goals in 11 of their last 16 games.
The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 12-3-6 in the last 21 meetings in St. Louis and 14-4-4 in the last 22 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks have clears run out of gas over these last three weeks or so, and they're back in the red in terms of money earned for their bettors on the season. The St. Louis Blues snapped out of their funk with four straight victories and we know just how hot this team can stay when they're feeling themselves. The Blues have outscored the Blackhawks 8-3 in the last two meetings. This should be a routine victory for the home team. Give me the Blues and the PL for added value.