Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (20-29-8) vs Anaheim Ducks (27-22-9)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks -120 / Anaheim Ducks -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Blackhawks host the Anaheim Ducks in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-22-9. Through 58 games, the Ducks are 5th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 172 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 20th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.02 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 15th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 20th ranked team in the NHL.

The Chicago Blackhawks get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 20-29-8. This mark places them 7th in the Central division. Through 57 games, the Blackhawks have scored 144 goals, giving them an average of 2.47. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, Chicago is the 25th ranked unit, giving up 3.44 goals per contest. So far, the Blackhawks have played the 2nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Chicago's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 27th in the NHL.

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Through 53 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 49 points. He has reached his mark of 28 goals, on a shooting percentage of 23.3%. So far, 29% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 27 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are -16 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 2.9 goals per game. In his 40 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 57 games, Chicago's leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 32 goals and 17 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 49. On the season, he is turning 17.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 57 games, he has come up with 18 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.0%. However, when on the ice, the Blackhawks are -19 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.91 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 51 percent of the time.

In Anaheim's 58 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 29-28-1. So far, taking the over when the Ducks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 15-11-1. On the season, 52.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Coming into this game, the Blackhawks have an over-under record of 26-27-4. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 12-15-2. On the season, 56.0% of Chicago's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Blackhawks. With an over-under line set at 5.5 goals, look for this matchup to finish below that line as each team has been struggling on offense.

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