Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/11/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:30 PM (United Center)

CHI -145 O:U 5.5

TV: DTV

The Anaheim Ducks go to the United Center on Saturday to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Illinois. The Anaheim Ducks are coming off of a three-game losing streak, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Arizona Coyotes in their losing streak.

Anaheim is the second-fewest in the NHL in goals scored, while only having a middle of the pack defense. The Ducks are 16-18-5 on the season and are now fallen to the sixth place in the Pacific Division, being one point away from the last place.

The Chicago Blackhawks are coming off a loss to the Nashville Predators, creating a two-game losing streak after losing to the Calgary Flames the game prior. In the last five games, the Blackhawks have given up 19 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks are 19 - 20 - 6 on the season, and are still last in the Central Division, but have the opportunity to skyrocket up the division if they can string a few wins together. The Chicago Blackhawks are led by their star Patrick Kane, who once again leads the team in points, goals, and assists. Kane was once again selected to the NHL All-Star Game for what is his ninth appearance in his career.

Anaheim is 21-23 ATS this season
Ducks are 20-43 in their last 63 games as a road underdog.
Chicago is 25-20 ATS this season
Blackhawks are 14-38 in their last 52 vs. Pacific.

Both teams have been terrible this season, but I think that the Anaheim Ducks are worse than the Chicago Blackhawks at the moment. The Anaheim Ducks certainly have a better defense than the Chicago Blackhawks, but the Blackhawks have a better offense. I think this will come down to who can take over the game, and the Chicago Blackhawks have players, especially someone like Patrick Kane, who can take over the game and score multiple goals to propel them to a victory. I think that's what happens here. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Blackhawks win 5-3.
 

Joshua’s Pick Chicago -145

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