Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 4/10/2024

The Chicago Blackhawks (23-49-5) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (41-31-5) on Wednesday, April 10th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on NBCS. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the season winds down, the Blackhawks find themselves in 15th place in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. With a record of 23-49-5, Chicago has just 51 points on the year. On the road, the Blackhawks have gone just 7-30-1 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 5-5 and have lost two of their last three games. As the underdog this season, Chicago has gone 19-48-5 and has lost 72 of their 77 games this year.

On the season, the Blackhawks have an average scoring margin of -1.3 goals per game and their puck line record sits at 35-42. When looking at just their road games, Chicago has gone just 12-26 against the puck line.

So far this year, the team has 40 losses by multiple goals, compared to just 11 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 5-5 against the puck line and their overall puck line record as the underdog is at 33-39.

Following a 4-0 loss at home to the Wild, the Blackhawks are eager to bounce back. In this game, Chicago’s offense had a challenging time against the Wild and failed to score. During the game, the Blackhawks’ offense had 9 turnovers and took 24 shots on goal while being shutout.

As the underdog, Chicago suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blues have a record of 23-13-2. In the Central Division, St. Louis is in fifth place with a record of 10-14. Overall, the Blues have a record of 41-31-5, and they have 87 points. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is in ninth place.

In their last ten games, the Blues have a record of 5-5. Over their last five games, they are 2-3, and in their last three games, they are 1-2. For the season, St. Louis has been the underdog in 57 of their 77 games, and they have a record of 31-22-4 in those games.

At home, the Blues have gone 26-12 against the puck line this year, and their puck line record overall is 45-32. So far, St. Louis has 24 wins by multiple goals and 17 by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s average scoring differential is -.1 goals per game, and their scoring margin at home is +.3 goals per game. In their last 10 games at home, the Blues have gone 9-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Ducks in their last game, the Blues won by a score of 6-5. Against the Ducks, the Blues’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Of St. Louis’ six goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 31 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, St. Louis did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.2 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 31st in the league. Coming into the game, the Blackhawks have a 5-14 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 18-32.

The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 29-45-3. For the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 26th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 24th in the league. In terms of the Blues’ offense during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 5th in shorthanded goals.

The Blues’ over/under record this season is 32-38-7. For the season, they have had 33 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Chicago Team Defense

Chicago defense takes on the Blues ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 29th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

Defensively, the Blues are currently 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Blackhawks vs Blues Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Chicago has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • St. Louis has a 2-3 record in their last five home games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 4-1.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Blues have gone 8-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 6-4.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Chicago has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Blackhawks vs Blues Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Blackhawks to secure a victory over the Blues on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +194, I’m locking in my bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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