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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/7/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
The Line
Chicago Blackhawks -145; O/U: 6.5
TV Channel
NBCSCH
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The Chicago Blackhawks look to win their 6th game in a row as they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town as these two rivals renew hostilities in the Windy City.

The Canucks look to continue their dominance over the Blackhawks when the two sides meet up in Chicago on Thursday night and with a victory Vancouver can create some separation from the pack in the pursuit of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Vancouver has fast tracked their rebuild and are a team many expected to see competing for the draft lottery this season instead of the playoffs, but the strong play of their young stars has them right in the thick of things into the February portion of the schedule. The Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 games against Chicago and the under dog has cashed in 5 straight as well which makes the road team here a very intriguing play despite Chicago’s best stretch of the season.

The Blackhawks have ripped off 5 straight wins and are looking like a completely different team than the one we saw for much of the first half of the season but they still have their work cut out for them if they’re going to make the postseason. The Hawks are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favourite of -110 to -150 and are just 15-37 in their last 52 contests against teams from the Pacific division but they find themselves as a decently heavy favorite against the Canucks in this spot as the odds makers in Las Vegas are riding Chicago’s winning streak.

The Canucks are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and have hit the Under in 5 straight away from home while the Blackhawks are 8-24 in their last 32 Thursday games and have hit the Over in their last 6 against the Pacific. Chicago is playing very well right now but the Canucks have been the better team all season and they have had success in this series and get it done again in this spot.

Pick:
Vancouver Canucks +125
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