How To Bet On St Louis at Chicago NHL Spread

Posted by Aaron . on April 18, 2016 in

On Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues will be in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Blues mounted a third-period comeback in Chicago on Sunday, scoring two goals to win the game, 3-2, and to take back home ice advantage. The Blackhawks hope to even the series at two games apiece before things return to St. Louis. Find out the latest NHL online betting odds here.

How To Bet On St Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Spread

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:30pm Eastern time
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
TV: NBCSports
Radio: WGN 720 AM Chicago
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Why should you bet on Chicago?

The Game 3 loss ended a streak in which the Blackhawks had gone 70-0-4 when leading after two periods, dating back to the 2014 Western Conference Finals, when the Los Angeles Kings mounted a similar third period comeback to beat Chicago in Game 2. Since then, they had not lost in regulation when up going into the second intermission. Even so, the Blackhawks obviously have the offensive talent to put pucks in the St. Louis net, and they have Corey Crawford in net, who has been reliable so many times this season. As long as the Blackhawks stay healthy, they have the more talented roster of the two.

Why should you put your money on the Blues?

There are a lot of people – many of the Blues fans – who think that the series should be 3-0. After all, the Blues submitted two coach’s challenges that went Chicago’s way, including the wiping off of Vladimir Tarasenko’s go-ahead goal for St. Louis. Brian Elliott continues to be huge in goal for St. Louis, as he stopped 44 of 46 Chicago shots. The second period was particularly blistering for Chicago on offense, but Elliott stood tall. In the third period, Chicago’s discipline wavered, and Patrick Kane took a high sticking penalty that led to the power play for St. Louis that yielded the game-winning goal. That sort of focus in the face of adversity is what makes St. Louis so tough to beat.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Blackhawks to amp the offense up again and keep the barrage on Brian Elliott. Making 40+ saves a game is a huge burden, night after night, and the Blues will give up more goals this time. I’m predicting a 4-2 Chicago win.