|NHL Blackhawks vs. Canucks Picks & Predictions for February 1, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 01 February 2013 14:00|
Hawks vs. Canucks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Canucks are -125 money line favorites while the Blackhawks are -105. Chicago is also +1.5 (-290) on the Canadian line, while Vancouver is -1.5 (+235).
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as +106 money line underdogs but are now -105, while the Canucks opened at -115 and are now -125 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, has stayed at 5.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 66% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last seven road games and 6-1 in their last seven games overall. They're also 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Western Conference, 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest, and 8-3 in their last 11 Friday games. Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford is 5-0-1 with a 1.79 goals-against average this season and the Hawks have killed their last 17 penalties. They've also only allowed one goal while short-handed this season and players like Brent Seabrook and Andrew Shaw are playing outstanding hockey right now. There's tremendous value in the Hawks' line tonight.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -105