Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (7-7-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-5-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -125 / Chicago Blackhawks +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSS
The Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Saturday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 12.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brandon Saad leads Chicago with six goals, Patrick Kane has nine assists and Ryan Hartman has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 25 goals on 431 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has allowed 11 goals on 105 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed two or less goals in six of their last nine games.
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The Carolina Hurricanes look for another victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with seven goals, Justin Williams has nine assists and Jordan Staal has 36 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Darling has given up 24 goals on 268 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 10 goals on 112 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed two or less goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Blackhawks are 3-10 in their last 13 road games, 3-8 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 37-77 in their last 114 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Blackhawks are 2-8-1 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina, the home team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings and the under is 3-0-2 in the last 5 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks don't look like the Chicago Blackhawks of past years, as this team is struggling big time at the moment. However, I'm not ready to give up them just yet. The defense has been solid as of late and the offense has potential to pick up. The Hurricanes are on the end of a back-to-back and haven't had much success with no rest. I'll take the Chicago Blackhawks and the plus money based on the value here.