Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 3/12/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (23-38-3) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (17-43-5) on Tuesday, March 12th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Islanders. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

Ducks vs Blackhawks

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Ducks are 23-38-3, which puts them in 7th place in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference. In the Western Conference, they have gone 10-23, and on the road, they are 13-15-2. Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games.

As the underdog, Anaheim has gone 20-33-3 this season, and they have lost two straight games when they are the underdog. In games against the Western Conference, they have gone 5-11, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.

On the road this season, the Ducks have gone 18-12 vs. the puck line and have a puck line record of 34-30 overall. So far, they have 13 one-goal wins and 10 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten games, Anaheim has a puck line record of 6-4, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -1.1 goals per game. In their last three road games, the Ducks are 3-0 vs. the puck line.

After suffering a 6-1 loss at home to the Islanders, the Ducks are looking to bounce back today. Offensively, the Ducks did not score in the first or third periods vs. the Islanders but found the net one time in the second period. Anaheim’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 23 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, Anaheim not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win

At 17-43-5, the Blackhawks are 16th in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. In their last ten games, Chicago has gone 2-8, and they are just 12-17-4 at home this season.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Blackhawks have gone 10-27, and they have been the underdog in 63 of their 65 games this season. In their last five games, Chicago has gone 2-3, and they are 1-1 when favored.

Chicago comes into this game with a puck line record of 29-36 and an average scoring margin of -1.5 goals per game. They have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 4-6 in their last ten.

So far, the Blackhawks have gone just 19-14 against the puck line at home, and they have an average scoring margin of -.7 goals per game in those contests. This season, Chicago has 10 wins by more than one goal.

The Blackhawks recently hosted the Coyotes and emerged victorious with a 7-4 win. In the first period, the Blackhawks struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with four times in the second period and three goals in the third. Chicago’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 7 goals. Their offensive performance came with 41 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Chicago came away with a victory against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 11 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game, putting them 30th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This year, the Ducks have recorded a 4-16 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-19 record.

The Ducks’ over/under record this season is 30-31-3. For the season, they have had 30 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.2 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.1 goals per game this season, which is 32nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 29th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks have a 2-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 15-28 record.

This season, the Blackhawks’ have an over/under record of 25-38-2. Throughout the season, they have played 32 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 27th in takeaways and an average of 5.9 takeaways per contest. They hold 6th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.4 goals given up per game.

Chicago Team Defense

The Blackhawks defense is currently 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.5 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 26th with 1 shutouts.

Ducks vs Blackhawks Trends

  • The Ducks are 4-1 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Blackhawks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Chicago posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-3.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Ducks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-4.

Ducks vs Blackhawks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Blackhawks to pick up on a win over the Ducks at home. With the moneyline sitting at -111, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Blackhawks straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Blackhawks victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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