Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction 3/21/2024

The Chicago Blackhawks (19-45-5) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-43-3) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim and televised on NBCS. Both the Blackhawks and Ducks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Blackhawks vs Ducks

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The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Blackhawks are 15th in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division with a record of 19-45-5. In the Western Conference, Chicago is 12-29, and in the Central Division, the Blackhawks are 5-17. On the road, the Blackhawks have gone 5-27-1 this season.

Chicago has lost two straight games on the road and has gone 4-6 in their last ten games. As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 16-44-5 this season and have lost two straight games as the underdog. In their last five games, the Blackhawks have gone 3-2.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 31-38 on the season, including a mark of 10-23 on the road. For the year, the Blackhawks have an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per game, and they have dropped 37 games by multiple goals.

So far this season, Chicago has been the underdog in all but four games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 29-36. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is just 4-6, and they have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

In their most recent game, the Blackhawks fell to the Kings on the road by a score of 6-2. The Blackhawks scored one goal in the first period against the Kings and found the net one time in the 3rd period. Chicago’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Coming in as the underdog, Chicago not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 10-24-1 and have lost three straight games. In the Western Conference, they are in 14th place and have an overall record of 23-43-3. Against other teams in the Pacific Division, Anaheim has gone 5-11.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 2-8 and have lost five straight games. As the favorite this season, Anaheim has gone 3-5-0, and they have been the underdog in 61 of their 69 games this year.

When favored, the Ducks have gone just 2-6 on the puck line this season and have gone 34-35 overall. So far, they have had 13 wins by just one goal and have dropped 32 games by multiple goals.

At home, Anaheim has a puck line record of just 16-19 and have gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is at -1.2 goals per game, and they have gone just 10-32 vs. the puck line in their last 42 games.

Coming off a 4-0 loss at home to the Wild, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. The Wild defense proved to be too much for Anaheim’s offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Ducks’ offense had 7 turnovers and took 27 shots on goal while being shutout.

Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Chicago Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Chicago’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 26th in the NHL.

The Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 28-39-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 33 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.

Ducks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.5 goals per contest placing 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 29th position in the league. So far this year, the Ducks are 4-17 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 17-23 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Ducks have an over/under record of 32-33-4. Throughout the season, they have played 31 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.1 per game.

Chicago Team Defense

Defensively, the Blackhawks are currently 6th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.3 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 27th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Anaheim Team Defense

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 27th in takeaways, averaging 5.9 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 4th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.4 goals per game.

Blackhawks vs Ducks Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Blackhawks offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 4. Chicago posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • In their last five games at home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.
  • As the betting underdog, the Ducks have an puck line mark of just 0-5 in their last five games. Anaheim posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Chicago has a poor record vs the puck line going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Blackhawks vs Ducks Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Blackhawks to come out with a win against the Ducks while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +102, I’m placing my bet 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.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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

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