Hockey gambling odds handicappers have seen the St. Louis Blues slow down after a fast start out of the gate but they remain a contender with the hockey lines.
The Chicago Blackhawks will host the St. Louis Blues tonight with a telecast on Versus set to start at 8 PM ET. Be sure and check Sports-Gambling for the side and total odds on this Central Division rivalry matchup and to open your account.
The St. Louis Blues have a betting hockey online record of 12-7-1-2 and are 4-6-1-1 on the road. St. Louis has gone under the total in 13 of 22 games including 7 of their 12 away games. The Blues are coming into this one after back to back losses to the Dallas Stars in a weekend home and home series.
St. Louis has gone under the total 4 straight games. The Blues offense has been weak and ranks 23rd for goal scoring while ranking 7th for goals against. Center Andy McDonald leads the Blues in scoring with 8 goals and 9 assists.
Jaroslav Hasek, the goaltending hero from Montreal last year, has a 2.37 goals against average and a record of 10-8 with 3 shutouts. The Blues power play has been weak and ranks 25th.
The Chicago Blackhawks have a NHL betting record of 13-11-1-1 and are just 5-7 at home as they have proven to be a significant overlay with prices on the board based on the public’s perception of the team that is based on last year.
Chicago is on a 2 game winning streak as they won road games at Anaheim on November 26 and Los Angeles on November 27. The Hawks have won 5 out of 7 games heading into this one. Chicago has gone under the total in 9 out of 12 home games so far.
The Hawks offense remains one of the best as it ranks 8th in goal scoring and 9th on the power play. The defense is where the team has slipped as it ranks 17th for goals against and 25th for penalty killing. Center Patrick is a key asset with the hockey gambling odds as he has 15 goals and 12 assists while right wing Patrick Kane has 9 goals and 15 assists.