Blackhawks vs. Canucks Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks 10/31/18, Prediction & Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks are showing signs their season will end better than in 2017-18 when they missed the playoffs. Is Chicago going to head to the road tonight in the only NHL game on the schedule and pick up a win as favorites at the Vancouver Canucks?

Game Snapshot

51 Chicago Blackhawks at 52 Vancouver Canucks 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Rogers Arena at 10:05PM ET

TV: NHL Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Blackhawks are a -124 favorite on the moneyline. The Canucks are a +104 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Wednesday morning, 79 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Chicago. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Blackhawks fall in OT 

Chicago lost 2-1 in overtime Sunday at home versus Edmonton as the game-winning goal was scored by the Oilers 53 seconds into overtime. Brent Seabrook gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead with a power play goal at the 8:58 mark of the first period. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith assisted on the score. Edmonton tied it up with 1:34 left in the first period and neither team scored thereafter until overtime. Cam Ward made 24 saves on 26 shots to take the loss.

Canucks put up five goals in win

Vancouver earned a 5-2 triumph at home Monday night over the Wild. Elias Pettersson scored two goals to help lead the Canucks offense. Markus Granlund, Jake Virtanen and Ben Hutton all scored a goal in the win. Jacob Markstrom registered 37 saves on 39 shots to record the win in net. Vancouver improved to 7-6-0 on the season with the victory.

NHL Betting Trends

Chicago

The Blackhawks are 0-4 in the last four meetings. Chicago is 7-2 in its last nine games played on two days of rest. 

Vancouver

The under is 4-1 in the last five Canucks games following a win. The over is 6-0-1 in the last seven meetings.

Prediction:

Chicago lost a tough one at home last game, but gets to face a young and vulnerable Vancouver team here. I like the veteran presences on the Blackhawks to help them turn it around and get back to the winner's circle. Corey Crawford should be back in goal for this one, which makes it easier to want to bet on Chicago.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -124

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