NHL Ducks vs. Blackhawks Picks & Predictions for January 17, 2014 Print
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Friday, 17 January 2014 12:00
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CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) - The game of the night in the NHL will take place in Chicago where the Blackhawks host the red-hot Ducks at 8:00PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -131 money line favorites over the Ducks, who are +121 on the ML. Anaheim enters play with a 36-8-5 overall record and is 16-8-3 on the road this year, while Chicago is 30-8-11 overall and 16-3-7 at home. The total for this game is sitting at 5.5.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -131, while the Ducks' odds have gone from +120 up to +121 at most online sports books. As for the total, it opened at 5.5 and that's where it currently sits.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 54% of bettors favor the Ducks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Anahiem. According to latest NHL trends, the Ducks have won five straight matchups with the Blackhawks, which includes a 3-2 victory in overtime in the teams' previous meeting on December 6. The Ducks are also 4-0 in their last four games versus the Central Division, 5-0 in their last five games on Friday and 8-1 in their last nine road games overall. They're also 20-6 in their last 26 games versus Western Conference opponents, 22-5 in their last 27 after scoring five goals or more in their previous contest, and 37-15 in their last 52 games overall. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 1-6 in their last seven games playing on two days of rest.

FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: ANAHEIM DUCKS +121

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