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Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2020 Preview, NHL Predictions and Betting Picks
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Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2020 – The St. Louis Blues opted to keep their line-up intact for the rest of the season after making zero moves on Monday’s trade deadline as they shoot for their fifth straight victory when they play the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday inside the Enterprise Center to begin a three-game homestand. Except for the addition of Marco Scandella from Montreal last week, the Blues will be playing with virtually the same manpower from last season as they try to keep the same formula that won them the Stanley Cup in 2019. With an effective line-up working wonders for the team, the NHL Odds expect St. Louis to handle Chicago’s challenge with ease, tagging them as -200 favorites in tomorrow’s clash. The Blackhawks are priced at +170 as underdogs on the road.
Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2020
When: Tuesday, February 25, 08:00 PM ET
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: NBC Sports Network
Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2020 Betting Odds:
Chicago Blackhawks are struggling to get back at stance as they remain on the downward slope, dropping eight of their last 10 games heading to Monday’s trade deadline. Addressing the gaps in their roster, the club’s front office elected to ship defenseman Erik Gustafsson to Calgary for a 2020 third-round draft pick and sent Robin Lehner to Vegas in exchange for goalie Malcolm Subban, Slava Demin and a 2020 second-round draft pick. The homestretch of the regular season does not look promising for Chicago as it is seven points out in the wild-card race in the West and still last in the Central Division at 27-27-8.
Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 62, G 27, A 50, PTS 77), Jonathan Toews (GP 62, G 16, A 36, PTS 52), Dominik Kubalik (GP 60, G 26, A 13, PTS 39).
St. Louis Blues
Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester’s cardiac episode forced St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong to acquire Scandella from the Canadiens. The unfortunate turn of events came when the Blues were in the midst of a skid that carried on until Feb. 16 when they lost their fifth straight against Nashville, 1-2. But since then, the squad has rediscovered their form, twisting the ugly slide and turning it to a winning streak that currently runs at four. Their last win came at the expense of Minnesota which they clobbered on Sunday, 4-1, to keep their spot at the top of the Western Conference.
Players to watch: David Perron (GP 63, G 24, A 33, PTS 57), Ryan O’Reilly (GP 63, G 11, A 43, PTS 54), Brayden Schenn (GP 63, G 21, A 28 , PTS 49).
Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
Blackhawks are 23-47 in their last 70 games playing on 1-day rest.
Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Blackhawks vs Blues Betting Picks
The Blues are favored in this game for obvious reasons: they got better tools and chemistry, while the Blackhawks are figuring out how to attain their own. Tuesday night will be a field day for St. Louis offensively as it will keep the Blackhawks reeling with yet another setback.
Score Prediction: Blackhawks 1, Blues 4.