Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 2/15/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (27-20-11) at Chicago Blackhawks (24-25-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +104 / Anaheim Ducks -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The United Center and the Chicago Blackhawks take the ice with the Anaheim Ducks in a Thursday NHL tilt.
The Anaheim Ducks have gotten healthy and the team is now jockeying for a postseason berth. Anaheim has struggled to score at times and that was a major factor in a 2-1 loss at Detroit on Tuesday night.
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The Ducks offense was held in check until Adam Henrigue scored with less then four minutes remained. The Red Wings received an unassisted goal from Dylan Larkin with Frans Nielsen scoring in the second to make a winner of Jimmy Howard and his 32 stops while John Gibson absorbed the loss with 14 saves.
The talent laden Chicago Blackhawks have yet to turn their season around and now time is becoming an enemy. Chicago is mired in a seven game slide following a 5-2 defeat at the Vegas Golden Knights where Tommy Wingels and Alex Debrincat provided the scoring while Jeff Glass allowed four goals on 36 shots.
Five different players scored for the Golden Knights with Ryan Carpenter scoring in the first while Brad Hunt, Reilly Smith, David Perron and Tomas Nosek tallied in the third. Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 29 saves to get the win for Vegas.
Ducks are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and over is 6-1 in Ducks last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 vs. Central. Blackhawks are 0-7 in their last 7 overall and Blackhawks are 0-8 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and over is 3-0-1 in Blackhawks last 4 Thursday games. Under is 3-1-3 in the last 7 meetings and under is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in Chicago.
I was leaning to the under but I’d rather take a shot with the Ducks if I could force myself in to betting this…