Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/25/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (13-6-2) at Anaheim Ducks (9-7-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Chicago Blackhawks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, FSW2
The Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks clash Friday afternoon in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Marian Hossa leads Chicago with 11 goals, Artem Anisimov has 11 assists and Artemi Panarin has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 68.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 39 goals on 506 shots faced and Scott Darling has allowed 13 goals on 135 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have scored one or less goals in three of their last five games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with eight goals, Rickard Rakell has four assists and Cam Fowler has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 36 goals on 390 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 12 goals on 185 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have lost all nine games this season when allowing more than two goals.
The Blackhawks are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 35-17 in their last 52 vs. Western Conference and 20-6 in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest. The Blackhawks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss the last week or so, but the Blackhawks have been more consistent overall. However, the Ducks have done terrific when having multiple days of rest and that's the case here. I'm going to side with the Ducks to get the job done here on their home ice.