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Anaheim Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 12/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks (9-14-5) at Anaheim Ducks (14-10-5)
Date & Time Wednesday December 5, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -150 / Chicago Blackhawks +130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks are on the road to face the Anaheim Ducks in NHL action.

The Chicago Blackhawks have not turned their season around with four consecutive defeats staring them in the face after a 3-2 loss to Calgary on Sunday. Jonathan Toews scored unassisted in the first for Chicago and Dylan Strome netted a third period power play goal. Corey Crawford allowed three goals on 41 shots to get the loss for the Blackhawks.

The Flames scoring came off the sticks of Sean Monahan in the first with Elias Lindholm and Derek Hanifin adding second period power play tallies. Johnny Gaudreau logged a pair of assists and Mike Smith stopped 22 shots to get the win for Calgary.

The surging Anaheim Ducks have won six of seven after a three goal third period lifted the team to a 6-5 win at Washington on Sunday. Washington received goals from Nicklas Backstrom, Chandler Stephenson, Tom Wilson, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nic Dowd. John Carlson and Dmitrij Jaskin gave the Capitals two assists each and Braden Holtby gave up six goals on 29 shots to get the loss.

Pontus Aberg led the Ducks offensive fireworks with a pair of third period goals, with Ryan Getzlaf, Andrew Cogliano, Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm also joining the scoring column. Getzlaf and Ondrej Kase also posted two helpers each with John Gibson giving up three goals on 15 shots before Ryan Miller stopped 19-21 in relief to pick up the win for Anaheim.

Over is 2-0-2 in Blackhawks last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and Blackhawks are 0-7 in their last 7 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Blackhawks are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in Ducks last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and Ducks are 5-0 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and Ducks are 4-0 in their last 4 overall. Home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and over is 3-1-4 in the last 8 meetings in Anaheim and under is 5-2-3 in the last 10 meetings. 

I’m not going to overthink this one as I’m going with one of the hottest teams in the game…

Anaheim -150 // will update

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