Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 1/22/2024

The Chicago Blackhawks (14-30-2) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (31-11-4) on Monday, January 22nd. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

Blackhawks vs Canucks

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The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win

Chicago comes into this game with a record of 14-30-2, which puts them in 15th place in the Western Conference and 8th place in the Central Division. On the road this season, the Blackhawks are 4-19-1, and they have lost six straight games away from home.

As the underdog, Chicago has gone 13-29-2 this season, and they have been the underdog in 44 of their 46 games. Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone 3-7, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 21-25 and an average scoring margin of -1.3 goals per game. The Blackhawks have 24 losses by more than one goal and have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games.

So far this season, Chicago has been the underdog in all but two of their games and their puck line record as the underdog is 21-23. On the road, the Blackhawks have gone 8-16 against the puck line, including a mark of 2-8 in their last 10 road games.

The Blackhawks played host to the Islanders in their previous game and emerged with a 4-3 win. On offense, the Blackhawks were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net two times in the second period and ended with one goal in the third. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 24 shots on goal and had 5 turnovers.

Going into the game, Chicago was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

As the top team in the Western Conference and Pacific Division, Vancouver enters tonight’s game with an overall record of 31-11-4. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 8-2 and have won two straight games as the favorite. At home this season, Vancouver has gone 16-4-1 and has won three straight games at home.

Over their last five games, the Canucks have gone 4-1 and have won two straight games as the favorite. Against Western Conference opponents this season, Vancouver has gone 17-8 and has won three straight games as the favorite.

When favored, Vancouver has gone 15-12 on the puck line this year, and they have an average scoring differential of +1.2 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have 22 wins by multiple goals.

Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is 31-15, including going 6-4 in their last ten games. At home, the Canucks have a puck line mark of 15-6, and their average scoring margin is +1.7 goals per contest.

In their most recent game, the Canucks hosted the Maple Leafs and secured a 6-4 victory. In all three periods, the Canucks’ offense found the net against the Maple Leafs. Of Vancouver’s six goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 21 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Vancouver secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. Chicago’s offense is currently ranked 30th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the league.

The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 18-26-2. For the season, they have had 28 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 14-5 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 16-6 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 27-16-3. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.4 per game.

Chicago Team Defense

The Blackhawks defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.3 shots per game against Chicago. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

The Canucks defense is currently 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Vancouver. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 3rd with 5 shutouts.

Blackhawks vs Canucks Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 0 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Vancouver has an puck line record of 7-3 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 8-2 overall in these games.
  • The Canucks have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Chicago has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.

Blackhawks vs Canucks Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Canucks. Nevertheless, given the payout of -435, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Blackhawks to cover. Even in the event of a Canucks victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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