2017 NHL Winter Classic – Blues vs. Blackhawks Preview

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2017 NHL Winter Classic Preview

St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks – January 2, 2017

The puck drops at 1 PM ET today at Busch Stadium in the marquee game of the NHL season as long time rivals collide on the ice.  The Blues and Blackhawks will meet on January 2, 2017 in the NHL Winter Classic.

The Blues come in to the game having lost six of nine while the Blackhawks have lost four of five.  Both are in need of a win on the ice today.

The Blackhawks lead the Blues in the season’s series 2-1.  The Blackhawks beat the Blues in St. Louis on December 17, 2016.

Chicago is atop the Central Division while the Blues are currently in third pace.

Weather could impact this game.  Rain is in the forecast and could delay the start.

Our data driven prediction for the 2017 Winter Classic:

TEAM WIN % SCORE Vegas Odds Total
Blackhawks 38% 3 +110 5
Blues 62% 4 -130

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