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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

TeamRecordMoneyOffenseDefenseFaveDogO/U
Chicago4-1-1$127.004.172.173-11-14-2
St. Louis4-2-0$270.003.002.671-03-23-3
Team Records
Chicago Blackhawks
NameRecordHomeAwayFaveDogO/U
Overall4-1-13-1-01-0-13-1-01-0-14-2
Last 104-1-13-1-01-0-13-1-01-0-14-2
vs Div1-1-01-1-00-0-01-1-00-0-01-1
vs EAST3-0-12-0-01-0-12-0-01-0-13-1
vs WEST1-1-01-1-00-0-01-1-00-0-01-1
St. Louis Blues
NameRecordHomeAwayFaveDogO/U
Overall4-2-01-0-03-2-01-0-03-2-03-3
Last 104-2-01-0-03-2-01-0-03-2-03-3
vs Div1-0-01-0-00-0-01-0-00-0-01-0
vs EAST3-2-00-0-03-2-00-0-03-2-02-3
vs WEST1-0-01-0-00-0-01-0-00-0-01-0

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.1742.6711
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense3.00122.005
Away Team Road Powerplay vs Home Team Home Penalty Kill25.001175.0021
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense3.00172.174
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.0082.509
Home Team Home Power Play vs Away Team Road Penalty Kill50.00590.916

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordO/UAVGshotspower play goalspower play percentagepenalty kill percentagepower play chances
Chicago5-5-06-1-33.2034.20725.0066.6728
St. Louis5-3-26-1-33.2031.10933.3375.0027

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineTotalO/Uaway shotshome shotsAway Power Play GoalsHome Power Play GoalsAway Power PlaysHome Power PlaysAway PP%Home PP%Away PK%Home PK%
Feb 26, 2017STL2CHI4-1435.5O3242112250505050
Jan 2, 2017CHI1STL4-1235P2335003400100100
Dec 17, 2016CHI6STL4-1375O362700300100
Nov 9, 2016CHI2STL1-1335U3028005300100100
Oct 12, 2016STL5CHI2-1165O3319315460257540
Apr 25, 2016CHI2STL3-1025P3326101210001000
Apr 23, 2016STL3CHI6-1505O28360213066.733.3100
Apr 21, 2016CHI4STL3-1245O35460113033.366.7100
Apr 19, 2016STL4CHI3-1505O2042214250505050
Apr 17, 2016STL3CHI2-1545P3646213466.7257533.3

NHL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Blackhawks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Oct 14, 2017NAS2-1W-13835380/64/5Pekka RinneH
Oct 12, 2017MIN2-5L-12738341/53/4Devan DubnykH
Oct 10, 2017MON3-1W11625421/25/5Carey PriceA
Oct 9, 2017TOR3-4L14221431/65/6Frederik AndersenA
Oct 7, 2017CLB5-1W-15529331/22/2Joonas KorpisaloH

St. Louis Blues

DateOpponentscoreResultlineshotsshots againstpower playpenalty killopposing goalieLocation
Oct 14, 2017TB1-2L13129270/31/2Andrei VasilevskiyA
Oct 12, 2017FLA2-5L11739381/54/5Roberto LuongoA
Oct 10, 2017NYR3-1W13123331/43/4Henrik LundqvistA
Oct 9, 2017NYI3-2W11335421/66/6Thomas GreissA
Oct 7, 2017DAL4-2W-14621401/23/4Kari LehtonenH

 

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

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