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Chicago BlackhawksPittsburgh Penguins
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Chicago Blackhawks vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

21-8-4TEAM RECORD18-11-4

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins sport records of 18-11-4 heading into this matchup, while the Blackhawks sit at 21-8-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-16-3 for the Penguins and 19-14 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Penguins as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Penguins) and the No. 7 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 6-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 19.9% rate while the Blackhawks have a 77.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Flames on December 18. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 8-3 winner as they battled the Sabres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -130 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Buffalo are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

A few Blackhawks at Penguins trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Chicago
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Montreal, Wednesday, December 21
Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, Friday, December 23

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