Ducks fly north to face Blackhawks
The Anaheim Ducks have paid off on the NHL betting lines in each of their last four games against the Chicago Blackhawks as those team meet in NHL betting action on Friday night.
Overall the Ducks are 6-4 in their 10 most recent games against the Blackhawks, but they're 4-0 in their past four meetings dating back to 2012. The UNDER has paid off in eight of the last 10 games between the Western Conference clubs.
Chicago will face the 18-7-5 Ducks. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 17-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ducks are 15-13-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with the Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -178 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Blackhawks - Ducks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 6.
In their last action, Anaheim was a 3-2 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Wild on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.6 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 20.62% while the Ducks defense kills off 80.81% of their penalties.
Anaheim at St. Louis, Saturday, December 7th
Chicago home to Florida, Sunday, December 8th