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St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks 03/08/2020 NHL Previews, Game Analysis and Picks

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St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks 03-08-2020 NHL Previews Game Analysis and Picks

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks 03/08/2020 – St. Louis will go for the kill against Chicago when the teams cap their season series on Sunday inside in the United Center. The Blues will punctuate their three-game road trip by seeking to avenge their stunning loss to New Jersey on Friday against the Blackhawks who are at the opposite pole of the Central Division dwelling with the worst record in the group. As they begin a new bid to establish another surge, St. Louis is once again favored away with a -140 price to win while Chicago is pegged with more value as the underdog at +120 according to the NHL Odds. 

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks 03/08/2020

When: Sunday, March 08, 07:30 PM ET

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

TV: NBCS Chicago

Stream: SofaScore

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks 03/08/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
St. Louis Blues -1.5 (+175) 6 o (-110) -140
Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-210) 6 u (-110) +120
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St. Louis Blues

The Blues suffered a hiccup on Friday in New Jersey which ended their eight-game winning outburst at eight. The streak-busting Devils came out swinging and caught the Blues off-guard which also resulted in arresting St. Louis’ dominance of the latter which had lasted for 12 straight games. But thanks to Colorado and Dallas losing in their last assignments, St. Blues keeps the No. 1 spot in the Central. Jaden Schwartz has been playing like a one-man wrecking crew for the Blues as he amassed nine points and three goals over his last seven contests including a back-to-back scoring stretch and a two-assist outing in Feb. 25’s 6-5 win over the Blackhawks. 

Players to watch: David Perron (GP 68, G 25, A 35, PTS 60), Ryan O’Reilly (GP 68, G 12, A 47, PTS 59), Brayden Schenn (GP 68, G 25, A 31, PTS 56).

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks vied to tie their season-high five-game winning streak on Friday, but the league-worst Detroit Red Wings played the spoiler’s role and frustrated Chicago with a 2-1 finish. Aside from the agony of losing one game against a virtually out-of-contention team, the Blackhawks also rued the blown chance to ride a surge in their bid to keep their heads above water as the season winds down. The painful defeat puts Chicago to six points removed of the last wild-card spot in the West which could become worse in their collision with the Blues whom they failed to contain as evinced by 14 goals conceded in their last three meetings. 

Players to watch: Patrick Kane (GP 68, G 31, A 51, PTS 82), Jonathan Toews (GP 68, G 18, A 40, PTS 58), Dominik Kubalik  (GP 66, G 29, A 16, PTS 45).

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions

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Blues

Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
St. Louis is 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central.
Blues are 8-1 in their last 9 overall.
Over is 4-0-1 in Blues last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 11-2 in St. Louis’ last 13 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 5-2-1 in Blues last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Blackhawks

Over is 11-4 in Blackhawks last 15 vs. a team with a winning record.
Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Chicago is 13-6 in their last 19 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Central.
Over is 18-7-1 in Chicago’s last 26 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Over is 7-2 in Blackhawks last 9 home games.

Blues vs Blackhawks Betting Picks

The Blues know how to exploit the porous resistance being employed by the Blackhawks against them time and time again. Sunday’s tussle will not be any different as the visitors will go on a scoring spree and serve Chicago their 18th defeat at home. 

Score Prediction: Blues 4, Blackhawks 2.