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St. Louis Blues Host Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues Look to Halt Two Game Losing Streak

The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues will meet on Wednesday night at the Scottrade Center. NBC Sports Network will have all the action live. The puck will drop a few minutes after 8 pm EST.

Both the teams could have a key player returning to their lineup Tonight. The rivals play for the first time this season on Wednesday night.

The Blues have been without forward Alexander Steen for the first six games this season. He  was recovering from a broken left hand from the first preseason game.

Forward Nick Schmaltz is expected to play for the Blackhawks. He missed the past four games because of an apparent head injury.

Oddsmakers opened the Blues as -120-moneyline favorites versus the Blackhawks, while the game’s total opened at 5.5.

St. Louis Blues Look to Keep Hot Start Going

The Blues were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tampa Bay Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Steen is expected to be on left wing on the Blues’ top line with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko. His return should provide more depth on the other lines for the Blues. The team has not had a goal scored by anybody on either the third or fourth line in their first six games.

Wednesday night’s game will be only the second home contest for the Blues. They play seven of their first nine games on the road.

Blackhawks Look to be Better with Schmaltz Return

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Nashville Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -138 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Schmaltz will return to his spot at the center of the line of Patrick Kane and Ryan Hartman. Kane did not have a goal and registered three assists taking Schmaltz’s place.

Schmaltz also is expected to help the Blackhawks on the power play. They have scored on only four of their 27 advantage opportunities this season.

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Recent Form

Team Record Money Offense Defense Fave Dog O/U
Chicago 4-1-1 $127.00 4.17 2.17 3-1 1-1 4-2
St. Louis 4-2-0 $270.00 3.00 2.67 1-0 3-2 3-3
Team Records
Chicago Blackhawks
Name Record Home Away Fave Dog O/U
Overall 4-1-1 3-1-0 1-0-1 3-1-0 1-0-1 4-2
Last 10 4-1-1 3-1-0 1-0-1 3-1-0 1-0-1 4-2
vs Div 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1
vs EAST 3-0-1 2-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-0 1-0-1 3-1
vs WEST 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1
St. Louis Blues
Name Record Home Away Fave Dog O/U
Overall 4-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0 3-3
Last 10 4-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0 3-3
vs Div 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0
vs EAST 3-2-0 0-0-0 3-2-0 0-0-0 3-2-0 2-3
vs WEST 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.17 4 2.67 11
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 3.00 12 2.00 5
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill 25.00 11 75.00 21
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 3.00 17 2.17 4
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.00 8 2.50 9
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill 50.00 5 90.91 6

Head To Head Summary

Team record O/U AVG shots power play goals power play percentage penalty kill percentage power play chances
Chicago 5-5-0 6-1-3 3.20 34.20 7 25.00 66.67 28
St. Louis 5-3-2 6-1-3 3.20 31.10 9 33.33 75.00 27

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line Total O/U away shots home shots Away Power Play Goals Home Power Play Goals Away Power Plays Home Power Plays Away PP% Home PP% Away PK% Home PK%
Feb 26, 2017 STL 2 CHI 4 -143 5.5 O 32 42 1 1 2 2 50 50 50 50
Jan 2, 2017 CHI 1 STL 4 -123 5 P 23 35 0 0 3 4 0 0 100 100
Dec 17, 2016 CHI 6 STL 4 -137 5 O 36 27 0 0 3 0 0 100
Nov 9, 2016 CHI 2 STL 1 -133 5 U 30 28 0 0 5 3 0 0 100 100
Oct 12, 2016 STL 5 CHI 2 -116 5 O 33 19 3 1 5 4 60 25 75 40
Apr 25, 2016 CHI 2 STL 3 -102 5 P 33 26 1 0 1 2 100 0 100 0
Apr 23, 2016 STL 3 CHI 6 -150 5 O 28 36 0 2 1 3 0 66.7 33.3 100
Apr 21, 2016 CHI 4 STL 3 -124 5 O 35 46 0 1 1 3 0 33.3 66.7 100
Apr 19, 2016 STL 4 CHI 3 -150 5 O 20 42 2 1 4 2 50 50 50 50
Apr 17, 2016 STL 3 CHI 2 -154 5 P 36 46 2 1 3 4 66.7 25 75 33.3

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Blackhawks

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Oct 14, 2017 NAS 2-1 W -138 35 38 0/6 4/5 Pekka Rinne H
Oct 12, 2017 MIN 2-5 L -127 38 34 1/5 3/4 Devan Dubnyk H
Oct 10, 2017 MON 3-1 W 116 25 42 1/2 5/5 Carey Price A
Oct 9, 2017 TOR 3-4 L 142 21 43 1/6 5/6 Frederik Andersen A
Oct 7, 2017 CLB 5-1 W -155 29 33 1/2 2/2 Joonas Korpisalo H

St. Louis Blues

Date Opponent score Result line shots shots against power play penalty kill opposing goalie Location
Oct 14, 2017 TB 1-2 L 131 29 27 0/3 1/2 Andrei Vasilevskiy A
Oct 12, 2017 FLA 2-5 L 117 39 38 1/5 4/5 Roberto Luongo A
Oct 10, 2017 NYR 3-1 W 131 23 33 1/4 3/4 Henrik Lundqvist A
Oct 9, 2017 NYI 3-2 W 113 35 42 1/6 6/6 Thomas Greiss A
Oct 7, 2017 DAL 4-2 W -146 21 40 1/2 3/4 Kari Lehtonen H

 

Next up:
Chicago home to Edmonton Thursday, October 19
St. Louis at Colorado Thursday, October 19

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