Ducks fly into Chicago to face Hawks
The UNDER has paid off eight times in the last 10 games between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks as those top Western Conference clubs hit the ice together on Friday night.
The Ducks topped the Blackhawks 3-2 as road underdogs on the NHL betting lines in their most recent meeting on December 6.
That improved Anaheim to 7-3 in their last 10 games against Chicago in NHL betting action.
The Blackhawks sport a record of 30-8-11 heading into this matchup, while the Ducks sit at 36-8-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 26-23 for the Blackhawks and 26-20-3 for the Ducks.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Blackhawks and the No. 2-ranked Ducks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Avalanche on January 14. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.61 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.42% while the Ducks defense kills off 81.25% of their penalties.
Anaheim at St. Louis, Saturday, January 18th
Chicago home to Boston, Sunday, January 19th