Ducks vs. Blackhawks 1/30/15 - NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (30-16-2) at Anaheim Ducks (32-11-6)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Chicago Blackhawks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSW2
The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks play Friday night at the Honda Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks have split their last 10 games and continue their long road trip. The Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored a power play goal in four straight games and have won 17 of their last 19 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 23 goals, Marian Hossa has 24 assists and Brandon Saad has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Corey Crawford has allowed 71 goals on 876 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 20 goals on 325 shots.
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The Anaheim Ducks hope to remain hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have one power play goal in their last three games and have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 19 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 35 assists and Matt Beleskey has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 86 goals on 1,067 shots faced and Ilya Bryzgalov has given up 18 goals on 107 shots.
The Blackhawks are 17-7 in their last 24 vs. Western Conference and 13-4 in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 19-7 in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 7-21-2 in the last 30 meetings in Anaheim and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I like a rested Blackhawks team on the road against a Ducks team that was simply beat up last night. The value is on Chicago in this spot.