Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (25-23-8) at Vancouver Canucks (31-21-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -149 / Chicago Blackhawks +135 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 25 goals, Erik Gustafsson has 19 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 157 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 83 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 79 goals on 896 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 80 goals on 1,039 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 24 goals, Quinn Hughes has 36 assists and Tanner Pearson has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 109 goals on 1,268 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 51 goals on 559 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 road games. The Canucks are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 13-3 in their last 16 home games. The over is 7-3 in Blackhawks last 10 vs. Western Conference. The over is 5-1-1 in Canucks last 7 overall. The Blackhawks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 5-0-2 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 9-1-2 in the last 12 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been road warriors over the last month or two and have had no issue winning on the end of back to backs, so there's value in the plus money here. However, the Vancouver Canucks are due for a bounce back victory after this little rough patch and they've been dominant on their home ice for the most part lately. With the rest advantage and dominance on their home ice, I'll lay the reasonable price with the Canucks.