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NHL Betting: Hawks host the Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to pick up their fourth straight win over the Chicago Blackhawks as those teams meet on the ice in the Windy City in NHL betting action on Friday night.

The Ducks doubled up on the Hawks 4-2 as a -114 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in the last meeting of the two teams on March 20, breaking up a streak of three straight UNDERs between the clubs. The OVER/UNDER is 2-8 in their last 10 meetings.

The Blackhawks currently sports a record of 25-4-3. The Ducks are 22-7-4. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 13-18-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Ducks have gone 15-16-2 against the number.

View Anaheim vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blackhawks were listed earlier today as -152 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks and the No. 5-rated Ducks in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 17.7% while the Ducks defense kills off 78.4% of their penalties.

Anaheim lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Sharks on March 27. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -173 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Anaheim Ducks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Columbus are 4-6
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Calgary are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Ducks at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Anaheim's last 10 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Chicago is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing Anaheim

Next up:
Anaheim at Columbus, Sunday, March 31
Chicago at Detroit, Sunday, March 31