Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 21, 2021

It's been a tough start to the season for the Vancouver Canucks, but they could be catching a break on Sunday when they face a Chicago Blackhawks team that is just 1-6-1 on the road this year.

Chicago
15-18-5-1
AT
November 21, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
18-18-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -206
Moneyline +122
Over / Under o +5.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

Puckline -1.5 +172
Moneyline -146
Over / Under u +5.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

The Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks have plenty in common – and none of it good – as they prepare to face off Sunday night at Rogers Arena. Both teams sit second-last in their respective divisions and have struggled mightily to keep the puck out of their own net for most of the season. But it’s the Canucks who have the edge in bookmakers’ eyes against a Blackhawks team that has looked downright dreadful on the road.

Vancouver is a -138 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0.

Blackhawks vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

It’ll be hard for some bettors to stomach taking either of these teams given how they’ve kicked off their campaigns – and despite the Blackhawks having won just one of their first eight games away from United Center, there is no clear consensus among Sports Interaction bettors. A 51 per cent majority are on the Canucks, but it’s no surprise to see a sizeable contingent leaning Chicago’s way with Vancouver having dropped five of its previous six games.

The total betting is much more one-sided, with 87 per cent of Sports Interaction participants taking the U6 at -115 (with the O6 listed at -105). The Canucks have made Under bettors a little richer with their 6-10-2 O/U mark for the season, while Chicago is 7-7-3 on the campaign. But two trends might give undecided total bettors pause: The teams have surpassed the total in 10 of their last 13 meetings, while Chicago is 11-5 O/U in its last 16 vs. Pacific Division foes.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks had finally looked like they were turning things around, reeling off four straight wins before dropping a 5-2 decision to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. And how Chicago responds to that one-sided defeat could go a long way toward determining whether they can crawl back into the Central Division playoff picture. The Blackhawks have lost their last five visits to Vancouver while getting outscored by a 26-11 margin in that span.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are trending in the opposite direction, coming off a much-needed 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets that halted a five-game losing skid. And the top-shelf goaltending they received in that victory was a welcome reprieve for a Vancouver team that had allowed a whopping 26 goals during that winless run. The Canucks will be hoping for more from struggling forward Brock Boeser, who has just eight points in 15 games this season.

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