Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Matchup 11/7/19

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The Vancouver Canucks, led by Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller, are ready to take the ice against Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in a Western Conference showdown. Sportsnet Pacific will broadcast the action, which gets going at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 7.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds

The Canucks (-115) are favored over the Blackhawks (-105) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Vancouver is 9-6 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 3.5 units this season. Seven of its games have gone over the total, while another seven have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2019-20 Canucks team is 5-4 SU on the road.

Vancouver has converted on 20.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, it has the third-best penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off 88.7 percent of all penalties..

Averaging 27.9 saves per game with a .918 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (5-5-3) has been the best option in goal for Vancouver this year. If head coach Travis Green decides to rest him, however, Vancouver could go with Thatcher Demko (4-1 record, .938 save percentage, 1.78 goals against average).

On the other side of the rink, Chicago is 4-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 14 regular season contests, nine of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and just one has pushed. Thus far, the team’s 3-5 SU at home.

The Blackhawks have converted on just 11.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 17th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.4 percent of all penalties.

Robin Lehner has denied 30.4 shots per game as the primary netminder in the crease for the Blackhawks. Lehner has three wins, six losses, and three overtime losses to his name and has recorded a .935 save percentage and 2.33 goals against average this year.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Free Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Canucks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes

  • The Blackhawks are 1-3 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 4-8 when they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 total minutes.
  • The under has hit in three of Chicago’s last five outings.
  • The Hawks this season have recorded the fifth-most hits in the NHL (27.1 per game), but the team’s averaged 32.0 over their last five home outings.