Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Ducks vs Blackhawks NHL Odds
Looking for Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Ducks taking on the Blackhawks on Thursday March 9th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
(34-22-10) Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks (42-18-5)
Date: Friday March 3rd
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: United Center in Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -160
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Chicago -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Live NHL Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
Sitting at .500 for the last eight games, the Anaheim Ducks haven’t looked particularly tough and will look to grab an important win against the very tough Chicago Blackhawks.
Chicago, with wins in 12 of the last 13 games, are looking dangerous and currently sit just a single point behind the Minnesota Wild in the Central Division.
A win against Anaheim would put Chicago atop the Central.
Under Doug Weight, the Anaheim Ducks have looked like a much better, more confident team. The Isles are 12-5-0 under Weight and are sitting 5th in the Metropolitan Division.
Every game counts but this team does have a shot at a Wild Card spot so it’ll be playing hard down the stretch.
The offense has been fantastic for the Ducks, save for a 7-0 loss to Columbus over the weekend. The Isles rank 11th in total goals scored this season with 180, averaging about 2.95 per game.
The goal scoring has been led by captain John Tavares, who has 23 goals and 29 assists in 61 games this season. He has three goals and an assist in his last five games.
He’s been backed up by some great play from Anders Lee. Lee has 23 goals as well, along with 14 assists this season. In his last five games, he has a goal and an assist.
The season has had its rocky points but the Chicago Blackhawks are looking tougher than ever and are showing confidence despite being banged up at times throughout the year.
Chicago sits 2nd in the Central Division but that probably won’t last long if the fantastic play continues. A win against Anaheim would give the team eight wins in a row and put them above the Wild in the Central.
So what’s been working lately? Everything. The Blackhawks are playing great offense, especially the top line of Jonathan Toews, Nick Schmaltz, and Richard Panik.
Toews has reemerged as a force on this team after a bad first half of the season.
Toews has 17 goals and 31 assists on the year, including two goals and four assists over the last five games.
Patrick Kane has been brilliant for Chicago. He has 29 goals and 41 assists. Over his last five games, he has nine goals and an assist. He has TWO hat tricks in those last five games as well.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Anaheim is 2-6 in the last eight road games
- The Total has gone OVER in five of Chicago’s last seven games
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Prediction:
February was fantastic for the Blackhawks and March has gotten off to a great start as well. Against a shaky Anaheim team in the United Center, I like the Blackhawks to get the W in this one.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5
We should see some goals here, especially with how well the Chicago offense has been playing. Five of the team’s last seven games have gone Over so I’d expect nothing less here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Anaheim 2 – Chicago 4
If you’re looking for more NHL picks like this Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2017 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
CappersPicks.com has Stanley Cup odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NHL lines up for early games as well.