Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, and the Chicago Blackhawks are set to face off against Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Getzlaf, and the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center in a Western Conference showdown. The puck drops at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 3, and you’ll be able to catch the game live on Fox Sports West.
Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks Odds
Chicago (+140) is playing the role of underdog to Anaheim (-160), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-105 over, -115 under).
Netting moneyline bettors 3.1 units, Anaheim is 9-6 straight up (SU) overall in the 2019-20 season. That early-season winning percentage is a refreshing turnaround from how the team performed during the 2018-19 season (35-47). Of its 15 regular season outings, eight have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and none have pushed. This season, the team is 6-1 SU at home.
The Ducks have converted on just 8.3 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s ranked 31st overall in the NHL. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 14th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 81.8 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 30.2 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, John Gibson (6-6) has been the top option in goal for the Ducks this year. If Anaheim decides to give him the night off, however, the team might turn to Ryan Miller (3-1-1 record, .929 save percentage, 2.10 goals against average).
Chicago has lost 5.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far and is currently 3-9 straight up (SU). Through 12 regular season contests, seven of its games have gone under the total, while three have gone over and just one has pushed. The Blackhawks are 0-4 SU as the away team this season.
The Blackhawks have converted on just 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-five overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 21st overall and it’s successfully defended 79.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Robin Lehner (30.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Chicago. Lehner has two wins, five losses, and three OT losses to his credit, while registering a .938 save percentage and 2.26 goals against average this year.
Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Ducks, O/U – Over
- Over Chicago’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-4 in those games).
- The Blackhawks are 0-3 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 3-7 when they serve fewer than 10 total penalty minutes.
- After winning three of their four shootouts last year, Chicago is off to a 0-1 start in shootouts this season. Anaheim was 3-3 in shootouts last year and has yet to participate in one this time around.
- For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their past five matchups.