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(26-28-8) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks (24-30-7)
Date: Wednesday February 27th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Ducks -110 | Blackhawks -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Chicago missed out on a couple golden opportunities to improve on their postseason situating. The Hawks suffered losses to Colorado on Friday and Dallas on Sunday to drop them to 6 points back in the wild card.
A visit to Anaheim could be a good cure for the Blackhawks as the Ducks have sputtered to a 3-7 record over their last 10. The Ducks have dropped three in a row, but they’re also back home for the first time in four games.
Chicago’s woes have definitely come on defense lately. Jeremy Colliton’s squad has given up 25 goals over the past 5 games and will likely turn to Corey Crawford who is back from the injured list. A healthy Crawford is a game changer, but he’s also rusty after not having started since December 16th.
Even if Crawford is a bit lackluster in his return, the Hawks have the offense to win a high scoring affair (O/U 5.5). Patrick Kane had his point streak snapped Sunday but he still has 17 points in the 9 games prior. Jonathan Toews and Alex Debrincat among others have helped Chicago score 19 goals over the past four outings.
The Ducks have scored just two goals the last three games but they are obviously road weary. Anaheim started their jaunt with a 4-0 win over the Wild, but have since fell to the Flames, Oilers, and Canucks. The Ducks are an OK 12-9-6 at the Honda Center this year.
The Ducks could also have their #1 goaltender in net Wednesday for the first time in a minute. John Gibson is said to be ready to return after being out since February 7th with head and neck pain. Are both these netminders rested and ready or rusty and rickety?
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 4-1 their last 5 road games
- Blackhawks are 10-4 their last 14 overall
- Ducks are 2-8 their last 10 home games
- Ducks are 5-23 their last 28 overall
- Home team is 5-1 the last 6 meetings
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Hawks ML & Lean OVER
The side is too tough to call in this one. Chicago has looked bad at home over the weekend but might actually benefit from going on the road for a bit. The Ducks have looked atrocious lately, but they’ve been on the road the last 4 games too. With too question marks in net and a solid Chicago offense the pucks should be soaring.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blackhawks 4 – Ducks 3
Kane and Co. get the win in this one and the Blackhawks defense gets a boost from the return of Crawford.
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