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Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction 1-22-24 Picks

Chicago Blackhawks (14-30-2) vs. Vancouver Canucks (31-11-4)
January 22, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -417 / Chicago Blackhawks +310; Over/Under: +6
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The Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Monday night. Can David slay Goliath when Chicago heads to Van-City? Let’s dive in and find out with our Blackhawks vs. Canucks Prediction.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks come into this one looking to build on a 4-3 OT win over the Islanders in their last matchup. Connor Bedard leads the Blackhawks with 33 points including a team-high 15 goals along with a team-high 18 assists while Philipp Kurashev has 23 points with 8 goals and 15 assists. Jason Dickinson has 24 points with 15 goals and 9 assists and Nick Foligno also has 17 points with 8 goals and 9 assists. Petr Mrazek has gone 12-16-1 with a 3.04 GAA and an .906 save percentage in goal for the Blackhawks while Arvid Soderblom is 2-14-1 with a 3.95 GAA and an .877 save percentage this season. The Blackhawks are one of the weakest teams in the Western Conference. They have 30 points, only four more than the last-placed San Jose Sharks.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Facts

  • The Blackhawks have lost 15 of their last 16 games following a win.
  • The Blackhawks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last seven games at Rogers Arena following a win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in nine of the Blackhawks’ last 10 games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Blackhawks have lost the third period in nine of their last 10 night games.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks will be out to build on a 6-4 win over Toronto in their last game. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 63 points including 21 goals and 42 assists while Quinn Hughes has 56 points with 11 goals and a team-high 45 assists. Elias Pettersson’s added 61 points with 25 goals of his own as well as 36 assists and Brock Boeser’s chipped in 46 points with a team-high 27 goals of his own. Filip Hronek’s added 36 points with 33 assists as well for the Canucks this season. Thatcher Demko’s gone 24-8-1 with a 2.47 GAA and a .919 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 7-3-3 with a 2.55 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season. The Canucks are atop the Western Conference with 66 points, two more than the Winnipeg Jets.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won each of their last eight home games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in 11 of their last 12 games against the Blackhawks at Rogers Arena.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Canucks’ last 13 Monday at Rogers Arena.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in seven of their last eight games against the Blackhawks.

Blackhawks vs. Canucks Prediction

I’m on the Canucks -1.5 here. Vancouver is simply heads and shoulders the better team in this matchup and it’s not close. The Blackhawks have been able to pick up wins here and there, but this is just a step up they’re not prepared for as a lot of any of their recent success has come at home. Put Chicago on the road? It’s another story. Give me the Canucks -1.5.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Vancouver -1.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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