Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 3/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 3/3/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks (26-31-8) at Chicago Blackhawks (29-28-8)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -154 / Anaheim Ducks +139 --- Over/Under: 6

TV: FSW, NSCH

The Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.

The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 24 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 27 assists and Rickard Rakell has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 144 goals on 1,502 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 52 goals on 557 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 17 games.

The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Dominik Kubalik leads Chicago with 29 goals, Patrick Kane has 50 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 97 goals on 1,144 shots faced. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 15 games.

The Ducks are 19-39 in their last 58 road games, 18-37 in their last 55 games as a road underdog and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Blackhawks are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The under is 5-2 in Ducks last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 7-2 in Blackhawks last 9 games as a favorite. The Ducks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks looks like a team that's run out of gas down the home stretch, but they have a clear edge here on their home ice and given that they've won five of the last eight meetings against the Ducks. The Anaheim Ducks are a team we've faded a lot this season and that's not going to change on the road. The Anaheim Ducks just don't do anything special and they're the third worst team betting wise behind only Ottawa and Detroit. Give me the Blackhawks and the somewhat reasonable price. 

Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -154

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.