If you were given the opportunity to choose the perfect Western Conference Final in the NHL, which two teams would you select to face off in that series? There are sure to be a number of different answers, but I’ll bet that a St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks series is one that many of you would have went with. The good news is that we get to see these two Central Division giants go head to head this postseason, but the bad news is that it’s coming in the opening round. The Blackhawks couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to their championship defense, and the opening 3 games of this series have shown that this one might very well go all the way to 7 games. Each of the 3 games have been tight affairs, and it has become very obvious that there is very little to separate these two. Game 4 looks like being another classic, and you can wager on it at our NHL betting lines portal.
How To Bet The Blues Vs Blackhawks NHL Playoff Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the St. Louis Blues
The Blues are going to feel as though they could have this series in the bag, as they had a legitimate shot to win all 3 of the games in this series so far. They will be disappointed to have only split the opening 2 games on home ice, but will certainly be feeling better about themselves after stealing back home ice advantage with a 3-2 win in Chicago in Game 3. All the pressure is on the Blackhawks in Game 4, and the Blues may well have to ride out an early storm in the next game. If they can survive that and perhaps get the lead, they could take a real stranglehold on the series. The Blues won the regular season series 3-2, and they managed a pair of wins in Chicago.
Why bet on the Chicago Blackhawks
There is no denying that all of the pressure is sitting on the shoulders of the Blackhawks after losing Game 3 at home. Chicago knows that they need to win this one, or there is very little chance that they will move on to the second round. The Hawks were an impressive 26-11-4 on home ice during the regular season, so you have to believe that they are favorites to get the win and even the series heading back to St. Louis. It’s never easy to knock out the defending champions, and you can bet that Chicago will be pulling on all of their playoff experience for this vital Game 4 match-up.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
All 3 of the games in this series have been decided by a single goal, and I like that trend to continue on Tuesday night. I have a hunch that we will see more goals in this one, and that the Blackhawks will even the series.
St. Louis Blues 3 Chicago Blackhawks 4