Anaheim Ducks

Chicago Blackhawks

PICKS


CHI Blackhawks Point Spread
-165



Under 6.0 Game Totals
-105

Money Line Pick

This is certainly not an exciting match-up as two teams outside the playoffs with face-off on Tuesday night. At the very least, Chicago is still in the hunt, sitting 6 points behind Nashville for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks meanwhile, are 12 points back and are fading. They have just 2 wins over their last 7 games as well, so they are not playing good hockey at all. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks are on a two-game winning streak, so they really cannot afford a loss to a bad team here. The favorite is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings, so I lean to Chicago to get the win here

Over Under Pick

This is really not a total that I want to be involved in because we have two very poor scoring teams. The Blackhawks average just 2.9 goals per game, while the Ducks score 2.5. Anaheim has been just as poor over their last five games, averaging just 2.4 goals. The under is 14-5-1 in the last 20 meetings in Chicago and 7-2-1 in the last 10 games for the Ducks against the Central Division. Even though defense could be a problem here, I would lean to the under because of the scoring issues for both sides.