|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Wednesday, 01 April 2009 08:14|
NHL hockey wagering fans will have their choice of the Blues or Blackhawks in a classic Midwest division matchup against the NHL hockey lines. NHL hockey wagering handicappers have been impressed with the long and steady climb of the St. Louis Blues who were floundering near the bottom of the standings for the first half of the season.
St. Louis was gushing red ink against the NHL hockey lines in the first half due to a plague of injuries to key players. But since they got healthy the Blues have been one of the hottest teams on the NHL hockey wagering board and have catapulted all the way into the 8th and final playoff spot in the west.
That being said there is a log jam of 5 teams separated by 6 points in places 7-11 in the west and the Blues have Anaheim, Edmonton, and Minnesota breathing down their neck in a fantastic NHL hockey wagering race towards the playoffs! The Blues have the hot hand as of late and have earned 5 consecutive NHL hockey wagering payoffs.
Overall St. Louis has a strong NHL hockey wagering mark of 47-29 against the odds as they have proven to be one of the top values on the board. Right wing Brad Boyes is a big reason for the Blues success against the NHL hockey lines as he leads the team in scoring with 30 goals and 33 assists.
Goaltender Chris Mason has emerged as a solid NHL hockey wagering asset with a 2.42 goals against average and a save percentage of .917. The Chicago Blackhawks had a NHL hockey wagering mark of 39-35 against the odds.
The Blackhawks have been a streaky team as of late and are trying to hold on to the fourth spot in the west in order to have home ice for the first round of the NHL hockey wagering post season.
The exciting duo of right wings Martin Havlat and Patrick Kane, along with center Jonathan Toews, is a major part of the Blackhawks NHL hockey wagering success. Goaltenders Cristobal Huet and Nikolai Khabibulin have also been solid most of the year.
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