Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks

by Dirty on March 5, 2010

The Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at United Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blackhawks listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Canucks, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

Ryan Kesler potted two goals to help the Canucks double the Red Wings 6-3 on Wednesday, as +140 underdogs. That game’s nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Alex Burrows, Kyle Wellwood, Sami Salo, and Mikael Samuelsson added singles.

The Blackhawks tallied three times in the final frame as they defeated the Oilers 5-2 on Wednesday. The Blackhawks won the game as -400 favorites, and the seven goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Marian Hossa, Dave Bolland, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Jonathan Toews scored for the Blackhawks.

Current streak:
Vancouver has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Vancouver: 39-22-2
Chicago: 42-16-5

Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing San Jose are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 5 games
Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chicago is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing at home against Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at Nashville, Sunday, March 7
Chicago home to Detroit, Sunday, March 7

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