Planning on watching today’s Canucks and Blackhawks game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Blackhawks hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on NBCS. The Canucks are the -1.5 goal favorite in this Western conference matchup against Blackhawks. The over/under for the game is set at 6 goals.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:30 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Blackhawks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+220)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Canucks Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Vancouver Canucks are in first place in the Western Conference standings with 76 points and a record of 35-13-6. In their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 6-4, and over their last five games, they have gone 3-2. On the road this season, Vancouver has a record of 17-8-4.

For the season, the Canucks have been favored in 32 of their 54 games and have gone 22-7-3 in those games. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Vancouver has gone 18-9 on the year.

On the season, the Canucks have a puck line record of 33-20, including going 17-12 against the puck line on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road this year sits at +.6 goals per game.

So far, Vancouver has been favored in 32 games and has a puck line record of 16-16 in those contests. Overall, the team has 23 wins by multiple goals and has gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games.

On average, Vancouver’s games have finished with 6.3 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.4. In total, the Canucks come in with an over/under record of 30-20-3.

Through their last three road games, Vancouver has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Canucks are averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. This season, the Canucks are 15-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-7 record.

Vancouver’s current leading scorer is Brock Boeser. This season, he has 30 goals, which puts him 8th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Boeser has 24 assists this season.

Defensively, the Blackhawks come into the season ranked 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.1 shots per game against Chicago. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Chicago, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 38 games in this season. His current record is 28-9, and his save percentage stands at 0.981%.

Will the Chicago Defense Show Up at Home?

At 14-35-3, the Blackhawks are in 8th place in the Central Division and 16th in the Western Conference. They have lost five straight games and have gone 0-5 in their last five games and 2-8 in their last ten.

Chicago has been an underdog in 50 of their 52 games and have gone 13-34-3 in those contests. At home, the Blackhawks are 10-12-2 this season and have gone 3-14 against division opponents.

Chicago comes into this game with a puck line record of 24-28 and an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have dropped 27 games by more than one goal.

As the underdog, the Blackhawks have a puck line record of 24-26, including going 3-0 in their last three games. At home, Chicago has a puck line record of 15-9 and an average scoring margin of -.5 goals per game.

Games involving Chicago have an average of 5.6 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Blackhawks come in with a record of 20-30-2.

Although Vancouver has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 0-3. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.1 goals per game this season, ranking 31st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. Chicago’s offense is currently ranked 32nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the league.

Chicago’s leading scorer is Jason Dickinson. So far, he has 16 goals which is 78th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 10 assists so far.

Defensively, the Blackhawks come into the season ranked 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.1 shots per game against Chicago. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Petr Mrazek has started 34 games this season. His current record stands at 12-20, and his save percentage is 0.952%.