Blackhawks skate out to Vancouver
Totals bettors have watched the UNDER pay out in four of the last five games between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Vancouver Canucks as those teams meet on the ice on Saturday.
And Chicago and Vancouver have split their last 10 meetings at five wins apiece as the teams meet for the first time this season on Saturday. The Canucks, however, have won their last three home games against the Blackhawks dating back to 2012.
The Canucks currently sport a record of 12-8-4. The Blackhawks are 15-4-4. Betting totals have seen the Canucks post a 7-13-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 13-10 against the number.
This game matches up the No. 20 (Canucks) and the No. 1 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Jets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -145 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Vancouver won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Blue Jackets on November 22. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -235 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 19-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 10.67% rate while the Blackhawks have a 72.73% rate on the penalty kill.
Chicago at Edmonton, Monday, November 25th
Vancouver home to Los Angeles, Monday, November 25th