Canucks vs. Blackhawks - 3/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (43-25-7) at Vancouver Canucks (27-34-13)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +175 / Chicago Blackhawks -213 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, TSN
The Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks square off Sunday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks could use a win after losing 11 of their last 18 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 39 goals, Artemi Panarin has 39 assists and Jonathan Toews has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their power play chances. Corey Crawford has allowed 126 goals on 1,693 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 49 goals on 563 shots. Crawford has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could also use a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Jannik Hansen has 13 assists and Sven Baertschi has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 123 goals on 1,483 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 70 goals on 846 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 46-18 in their last 64 Sunday games and 2-10 in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 4-12 in their last 16 home games and 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver.
The Canucks are unbackable right now during their massive losing streak. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks need a win here in order to build something heading into the playoffs. I'll take Chicago by two goals to increase the value of the bet.