Moneyline favors Canucks in battle with Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks Odds
The Vancouver Canucks battle the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday in NHL betting action at Rogers Arena.
The Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 6-0-1 this season, while the Canucks are 3-2-2. Chicago is 2-5 on the totals; Vancouver is 1-5-1.
Sportsbooks had set the Canucks as -116 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Canucks - Blackhawks odds would favor the Blackhawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Vancouver is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 7.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Vancouver's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals allowed. The Canucks power play is averaging 18.9% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 96.3% of their penalties.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Wild on January 30. Bettors who backed the Wild at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Vancouver was a 3-0 winner at home against the Avalanche. Bettors on Vancouver at -174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Vancouver Canucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Blackhawks at Canucks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games at home
Vancouver is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago at Calgary, Saturday, February 2
Vancouver at Edmonton, Monday, February 4