Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 2/12/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Rogers Arena)
VAN -150 O:U 6.5
The Chicago Blackhawks go to Vancouver, Canada, to take on the Vancouver Canucks at the Rogers Arena on Wednesday. The Blackhawks are coming off of a three-game losing streak, falling to the Winnipeg Jets in their last game as well as the Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Wild. The Blackhawks have only won one game in their last five games. The Blackhawks are playing back to back games, as the Blackhawks face the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday and then take on the Canucks on Wednesday.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-22-8 on the season and are attempting to claw their way back up the standings after having a poor start to the season. The Blackhawks have fallen back down to earth after being on a five-game winning streak in January. The Blackhawks do have a decent offense in large part to Patrick Kane, who has 67 points this season. However, Chicago's biggest strength is their defense as they are 12th in the NHL in goals allowed.
The Canucks are coming off of a win over the Nashville Predators, snapping a four-game losing streak, losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Boston Bruins, the Minnesota Wild and the Calgary Flames in their previous game. The Canucks were outscored 24-9 in their losing streak. Their first loss over their losing streak to the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a five-game winning streak the Vancouver Canucks were on.
The Vancouver Canucks are extremely up and down recently, going on a five-game winning streak, and then a five-game losing streak and now have a record of 31-21-5 on the season but are currently still in first place in the Pacific Division. The Canucks are also second in the Western Conference, just sitting behind the St. Louis Blues with 67 points.
Chicago is 32-23 ATS this season
Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last six games playing on 0 days rest.
Vancouver is 32-25 ATS this season
Canucks are 7-3 in their last ten vs. a team with a losing record.
I think that the Chicago Blackhawks are trying to turn things around after a horrible start to the season. However, the Blackhawks have to deal with three games in four days, as well as a back-to-back when they play the Canucks. I already think that the Canucks are a much better team, and the fact that the Blackhawks will likely be so tired out from traveling, and playing so many games so close together, I don't think that the Blackhawks will have the energy or the firepower to beat the Vancouver Canucks in this one. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-2.