Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (11-4-2) at Vancouver Canucks (7-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / Chicago Blackhawks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks clash late Saturday night in NHL action at the Rogers Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Marian Hossa leads Chicago with nine goals, Artem Anisimov has nine assists and Patrick Kane has 57 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 67.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 30 goals on 414 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed 10 goals on 108 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.
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The Vancouver Canucks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Canucks are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 10.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with six goals, Henrik Sedin has six assists and Bo Horvat has 27 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 25 goals on 249 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 26 goals on 258 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have scored two or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 42-20 in their last 62 games playing on 0 days rest. The Canucks are 16-35 in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-11 in their last 14 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in the last 14 meetings and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver.
The Chicago Blackhawks may be on the end of a back-to-back, but they've been one of the more consistent teams in the league and have handeled situations like this well in the past. And while the Canucks have won some recent games, they're still a lousy team that's lost 11 of their last 14 games. Give me the Blackhawks to win yet another game.