The St. Louis Blues (10-8-1) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (6-12-0) on Sunday, November 26th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blues are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Predators. Puck drop is set for 2:00 ET.
St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks
The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Coming into their game vs. Blackhawks, the Blues have a 10-8-1 record. They hold a 6-3-0 record when playing at home, and they have gone 4-5-1 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 7th in the Western conference. St. Louis heads into the game with seven wins by more than one goal, and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 7-12.
The Blues are looking to bounce back from a 8-3 loss at home to the Predators. Against the Predators, the Blues’ offense scored in all three periods. Of St. Louis’ three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 39 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
St. Louis was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.
The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Blackhawks have an overall record of 6-12-0. On the road, Chicago is 4-7-0 and 2-5-0 at home. At the moment, they hold the 8th spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 15th in the Western conference. This season, Chicago’s average scoring margin is -1.1, which has their puck line record at 4-14. Their average home scoring margin is -0.9, and in road games, it stands at -1.2.
In their most recent game, the Blackhawks faced the Maple Leafs and came out victorious with a score of 4-3. In every single period, the Blackhawks’ offense scored a goal against the Maple Leafs. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 34 shots on goal and had 18 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Chicago came away with a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Blues come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. So far this year, the Blues are 6-2 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 3-5 in games with fewer shots on goal.
This season, the Blues’ have an over/under record of 6-11-2. Throughout the season, they have played 13 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.6 goals per game this season, ranking 30th 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 1-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-8.
The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 8-9-1. For the season, they have had 10 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues are currently 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 11th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Chicago Team Defense
The Blackhawks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 4th in takeaways and an average of 8.5 takeaways per contest. They hold 18th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.
Blues vs Blackhawks Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, St. Louis has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Across their three previous home games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Blues have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blues to take down the Blackhawks on the road. With the moneyline currently at -154, I’m placing my bet on the Blues straight-up.
If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Blackhawks to cover. Even in the event of a Blues victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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