David Perron, Ryan O’Reilly, and the St. Louis Blues are set to do battle against Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in a Central Division showdown. Fox Sports Midwest will broadcast the matchup, and the puck drops at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, December 2.
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Odds
Chicago (+110) is playing the role of underdog to St. Louis (-130), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-120 to bet the under, +100 for the over).
St. Louis is 17-11 straight up (SU) and has netted 3.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 16 of its contests have gone under the total, while 12 have gone over and none have pushed. The Blue Notes are 9-5 SU as a road team in 2019-20.
St. Louis has converted on 25.3 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Additionally, it has the sixth-best penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 85.0 percent of its penalties..
Sporting a .926 save percentage and 28.6 saves per game, Jordan Binnington (13-8-4) has been the top option in goal for St. Louis this year. If head coach Craig Berube chooses to rest him, however, the team could turn to Jake Allen (4-3-2), who has a .914 save percentage and 2.68 goals against average this year.
Chicago is 10-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 4.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 15 of its games have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team is 7-8 SU as the home team.
The Blackhawks have converted on just 13.6 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places them in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 20th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.5 percent of all penalties.
Robin Lehner (31.7 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Blackhawks. Lehner has five wins, nine losses, and four overtime losses to his name and has recorded a .929 save percentage and 2.69 goals against average this year.
St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Betting Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Over
- Each team is 0-3 in games decided by shootout.
- The total has gone under in three of Chicago’s last five games.
- Over St. Louis’ last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 4-2 in those games).
- The Blackhawks this season have dished out the seventh-most hits per game in the NHL (26.0).