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Canucks Unable to Win On The Road

Ryan Miller Vancouver Canucks

If the Vancouver Canucks expect to be a legitimate playoff caliber team, they will need to start getting it done on the road. Since the start of November the Canucks have just two wins in 11 games away from Vancouver. It will not be easy for the Canucks to rectify the situation Sunday as they visit the Chicago Blackhawks.

Shark Bites
  • Corey Crawford (.921 SV%, 2.33 GAA) is expected to start for the Blackhawks.
  • The Canucks are 4-2 in the last six against games the Blackhawks.
  • The UNDER has hit in eight of the past 12 meetings between these teams.

The Canucks offense has been a two-man show once again with the Sedin twins combining for 62 points and a +12 rating through 30 games. Vancouver has allowed the ninth most goals in the NHL this season with goalie Ryan Miller posting a pedestrian .914 save percentage.

You can’t talk about the Blackhawks without talking about Patrick Kane who leads the NHL in goals and points. If Kane puts up a point Sunda,y he will extend his streak to 26 consecutive games with at least one point, which would be the longest streak since Mats Sundin hit 30 in 1992-92.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Chicago Blackhawks as -195 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blackhawks to win this game 1.6-3.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vancouver Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 11-11-8 this season, while the Blackhawks are 16-10-4. Vancouver is 12-12-6 against the total, while Chicago is 11-13-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Vancouver injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 23-ranked Vancouver Canucks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.7 goals per game, against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.73 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.66% while the Canucks defense kills off 79.57% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Vancouver was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-0 winner at home against the Jets. Bettors on Chicago at -182 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Vancouver is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games
  • Vancouver is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 12 games when playing Vancouver

Next Betting Matchups

Vancouver at Minnesota, Tuesday, December 15th
Chicago home to Colorado, Tuesday, December 15th