Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 3/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (28-29-8) at Anaheim Ducks (32-21-12)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 4, 2018 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 meet Sunday in NHL action at the Honda Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 23 goals, Duncan Keith has 26 assists and Jonathan Toews has 188 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 60 goals on 842 shots faced and Anton Forsberg has allowed 65 goals on 712 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
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The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 26 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 33 assists and Corey Perry has 128 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.8 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 112 goals on 1,495 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 45 goals on 597 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Blackhawks are 2-9 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 62-27 in their last 89 Sunday games and 12-32 in their last 44 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Blackhawks are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim, the road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 31-15-5 in the last 51 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks picked up an impressive win yesterday over the Los Angeles Kings, but they still have major issues on the defensive end and have won back to back games just three times since December 20. The Anaheim Ducks have been strining together victories over the last couple of weeks, and they've been a team you really want to get behind at home. The Blackhawks have a lot of showing and proving to do before I fall for the trap after one win. Give me the Ducks on their home ice.