Canucks vs. Hawks Free Pick
(The Spread) - Can the Blackhawks keep up their hot play at home this year when they host the Canucks at 7:00PM ET tonight?
VANCOUVER: The Canucks emerged from their three-game road trip with a 1-2 record, which includes back-to-back losses to Minnesota and St. Louis. Their 3-2 loss to the Blues dropped Vancouver’s record to 6-7-0-1 on the year and their road record t 3-5. Alexandre Burrows leads the team with a plus/minus of +6 while Roberto Lunogo has a team-high four wins.
CHICAGO: In their last three games, the Hawks beat the Predators 5-4 in overtime, defeated the Panthers 3-2 in a shootout and lost to the Lightning 5-4 in overtime. The loss to Tampa Bay dropped Chicago’s record to 8-2-1-2 on the year but the Hawks remain undefeated at home this year at 5-0. Corey Crawford leads the team with a six goals and a goals against average of 2.33.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Blackhawks as -137 money line favorites over the Canucks, who are +126 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends the Canucks are 0-6 in their last six games as an underdog and 0-6 in their last six games as a road underdog. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Western Conference and 4-1 in their last four games as a favorite.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -137