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NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 12/7/2023

The Anaheim Ducks (10-15-0) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (7-17-1) on Thursday, December 7th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. Both the Ducks and Blackhawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Ducks have an overall record of 10-15-0. On the road, Anaheim holds a 5-6-0 mark, and they are 5-9-0 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 7th spot in the Western Pacific division and are ranked 14th in the Western conference. Anaheim has four wins by more than one goals and dropped nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 15-10 this season.

Following a 3-2 loss on the road to the Avalanche, the Ducks are eager to bounce back. In the first and second periods, the Ducks couldn’t find the net on offense, but they managed to score two goals in the third period. Anaheim finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 33 shots on goal.

Despite the loss, Anaheim did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 24 games, the Blackhawks have achieved an overall record of 7-17-1. When on the road, Chicago holds a 4-10-0 record, while they are 3-7-1 when playing at home. This record has them sitting 8th in the Western Central division and 16th in the Western conference. Looking at Chicago’s average scoring margin, it is -1.2, which has led to a puck line record of 11-13. When playing at home, their scoring margin is -0.8, and on the road, it is -1.6.

The Blackhawks aim to bounce back following their 4-3 loss at home to the Predators. In the offensive department, the Blackhawks notched one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. In the game, Chicago managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 22 turnovers.

Although they didn’t win, Chicago did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Looking at how the Ducks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 14th in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.

The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 12-13-0. For the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, which is 30th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks are 1-4 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-11 record.

This season, the Blackhawks’ have an over/under record of 10-13-1. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 19th in takeaways and an average of 6.4 takeaways per contest. They hold 10th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Chicago Team Defense

Entering the game, the Blackhawks’ defense ranks 3rd in takeaways, averaging 8.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 13th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.5 goals per game.

Ducks vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Anaheim has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 3-7 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blackhawks have an puck line mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Chicago posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Although the Ducks have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.

Ducks vs Blackhawks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blackhawks to defeat the Ducks while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +102, I’m placing a wager on the Blackhawks to win outright.

Our projections have the Blackhawks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Blackhawks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those assessing the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will stay below that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the under.

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