Canucks vs. Blackhawks Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Feb 07, 2019

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The Vancouver Canucks face the Blackhawks in Chicago tonight before heading west for a two-game homestand.

Vancouver
35-36-5-6
AT
February 07, 2019, 8:30 PM ET
United Center
Chicago
36-34-11-1
Puckline +1.5 -215
Moneyline +120
Over / Under o +6.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

Puckline -1.5 +175
Moneyline -140
Over / Under u +6.5

47%

Betting Action

53%

The Vancouver Canucks are 5-0 in their last 5 games against Chicago but are headed into this one missing their best defenceman and coming off of back-to-back losses to the Flyers and the Capitals. The last time these two clubs faced off was on October 31st of last year, and Vancouver won that contest 4-2.

Canucks vs Blackhawks Betting Analysis

The Canucks were defeated by the Washington Capitals by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday night. Markus Granlund and Elias Pettersson both scored, with Pettersson’s goal coming in eight seconds before the game ended.

The Blackhawks are coming off of a definitive win against the struggling Oilers on Tuesday. The club scored five goals in the third period, with four of those five scored in under three minutes. The finals score was 6-2, with Pat Kane, John HaydenDrake Caggiula, Dylan Strome, and Dominik Kahun all putting points on the board.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver got some good news this week, when doctors confirmed that defenseman Alex Edler didn’t break any bones in his face after an ugly fall sent him face-first into the ice in Monday’s game against the Flyers. Edler was motionless after the fall and was taken off the ice on a stretcher. He will be on IR for at least a week with concussion symptoms.

The team has lost the last two games of this road trip by only one goal. Jacob Markstrom has been excellent despite what the final scores might suggest. He’s on his own of late, since backup netminder Thatcher Demko is injured.

Chicago Blackhawks

After a dismal spiral this season, the Blackhawks seem to have found their stride, winning five straight. If Chicago can keep this run going, it could put them in reach of a Western Conference wild-card spot.

Chicago might rest Cam Ward since he just got the start against Edmonton, and are expected to start Collin Delia against the Canucks. Dellia’s only start since the All-Star game was in a 4-3 win against the Wild on Saturday.

Center David Kampf hurt his foot in the game against Edmonton on Tuesday and won’t play Thursday.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Prediction

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