Chicago Blackhawks

Arizona Coyotes


CHI Blackhawks Point Spread

Over 6.0 Game Totals

Money Line Pick

Two teams fighting for playoff contention will face off on Saturday night. The Blackhawks had been riding a five-game win streak, but saw it get snapped in their last game against the Florida Panthers. This was a game they lost 4-3. Chicago now trails Arizona by four points for the last playoff spot in the West. Speaking of Arizona, they are in a free fall right now, having lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. Note that Chicago is 7-1 in their last 8 road games, and 8-3 in their last 11 games as an underdog. They are also 10-4 in their last 14 games played in Arizona. The Coyotes are complete fade material right now and there is no way I am laying the price posted. That said, I will take the Blackhawks to win this game at plus money as a lean.

Over Under Pick

This is a total to stay away from because of how inconsistent the Coyotes have been. Over their last four games (all losses), they are averaging just 2 goals per game. As for Chicago, they are scoring 4.5 over their last four. The over is 7-1 in the last eight games where Arizona was favored and 2-0 in the last two meetings. This is not a game I am betting, but the over is the only way I would look.