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(19-13-7) Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks (14-18-5)
Date: Saturday January 15th
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: United Center, Chicago
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks +110 Blackhawks -125 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Ducks +1.5 -220 Blackhawks -1.5 +180
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Ducks travel to the windy city on no rest, after getting smoked by The Wild 7-3 on Friday night. Although, Chicago’s on a three game winning streak and is looking to shut down Anaheim’s hopes of a successful road trip.
Anaheim’s been plagued by injuries/illnesses and postponed games in the past month. Unfortunately, effectively dismantling their momentum they’ve carried most of the season.
Offensively, The Ducks are scoring 2.9 goals, on an average of 30.3 shots per tilt; which rank 17th and 18th, dreadfully. However, they’re powerplay unit is top five in the league, and scoring on a whopping 26.7% of opportunities.
Defensively speaking, Anaheim’s ranked 11th for goals against, and 24th for shots against. By the numbers, they’re allowing only 2.7 goals on an alarming 32.6 shots per game.
The Ducks starting goalie is expected to return in this game from protocol and if that happens, we expect magic from Anaheim once again.
The Blackhawks started off their season in complete shambles, but have since somewhat recovered in a rocky up hill battle.
Offensively speaking, Chicago’s scoring an inferior 2.4 goals on 27.9 shots per tilt; which rank 29th and 31st, dreadfully. Also, their powerplay efficacy is just 18.3%, which garners a ranking of 21st.
Defensively, The Blackhawks are getting scored on 3.3 times on 31.5 shots per outing; which rank 24th, and 17th across the NHL.
Moreover, Chicago’s penalty killing squad is faltering with a 75.2 PK% and a rank of 27.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Anaheim is 4-0 SU in their last 4 games playing on no rest.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 out of Anaheim’s last 6 road games.
- Chicago is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against teams with losing record.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 Chicago’s last 6 games against Western Conference foes.
- Chicago is 4-0 SU in the last 4 games between these squads.
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction
While The Hawks are seemingly in better form, Anaheim’s the better team and are 4-0 this year playing on no rest. Moreover, The Ducks have a few possible players returning(including Gibson).
Fair to note, Chicago’s looking impressive but as they’ve proved time again, they struggle to string together a long winning streak. Also, The Hawks are on a 4 game winning streak against The Ducks.
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That being said, Chicago’s missing a ton of players and has horrible penalty killing defense, while their opponent owns the fifth ranked powerplay.
All things considered, give us Anaheim for plus money in United Center, Saturday night.
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