Ducks vs. Blackhawks Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are listed as a -190 favorite on the moneyline. The Ducks are a +165 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals.
Anaheim is 10-9-4 on the season after a 2-1 shootout loss at the Kings Saturday. Chicago is 11-8-3 following a 4-1 victory at the Panthers Saturday. The Ducks won two of three meetings last season. The under went 2-0-1.
In the loss at LA, Nick Ritchie scored the lone goal as he gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead 11 minutes in. Corey Perry and Cam Fowler assisted on the goal. Perry scored in the shootout, but the Kings responded with two tallies to win. Ryan Miller saved out of 34 shots in the loss.
Jonathan Toews recorded a goal and two assists in the victory at Florida. Brandon Saad notched a goal and an assist. John Hayden and Patrick Kane both had a goal. Corey Crawford made 37 saves to pick up the win. The Blackhawks led 2-0 after one period and scored two goals in the second to take back control after the Panthers put a goal on the board.
The road team is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The under is 18-7-5 in the last 30 meetings.
Both teams are capable of putting up goals in bunches, specifically the Blackhawks on their home ice. On a great night, Chicago can cover the over on its own. We like this game seeing a lot of offense and a comfortable over on the goal line.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: DUCKS/BLACKHAWKS OVER 5.5