NHL Picks Blackhawks vs. Canucks to go Over

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:05 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 3:05 PM GMT

The Canucks host the Blackhawks at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with the opening puck drop slated for 10:35 PM ET. Where can we find value in the NHL odds for this match-up?

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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks

According to NHL betting odds Chicago is a -120 money line road favorite and the posted total is 5.5. These teams have seen 6 of their last 7 meetings stay under the total, including the last 4 played in Vancouver. The Canucks have won 7 of their last 10 at home versus the Blackhawks.

Lacking Consistency of Late

The Vancouver Canucks have resembled a roller coaster ride of late. They come off a shocking 4-2 home loss on Monday to the lowly Edmonton Oilers. The loss was their 10th in the last 14-games. The Canucks have also scored 2-goals or less in 7 of their last 9-games, including being blanked on 2 occasions. Tonight will be the Canucks 3rd game in the last 4-days. They’ve fared very well in that situation going 43-20 in their last 63 when playing their 3rd game in the last 4-days. They’ve also gone over the total in just 7 of their last 35-games in that exact role. The Canucks enter tonight 4th in the Pacific Division, and 7th overall in the Western Conference.

Hawks in a Rut

The Blackhawks lost their 4th straight last night in a 5-4 overtime defeat at Calgary. In addition the Hawks have now dropped 9 of their last 13 overall, lost 4 straight on the road, and fell short in 9 of their last 11 away tilts. Tonight will be their 3rd game in the last 4-days. Chicago has gone a very profitable 18-8 in their last 26 when playing their 3rd game in 4-days. They’ve also gone under the total in their last 4-games in that exact role. Despite their recent struggles the Hawks remain tied for 1st with St. Louis in the Central Division, and are tied for 2nd overall in the Western Conference.

NHL Betting System

Any road team that’s playing in the month of January, and has lost their last 4-games in a row, has gone over the total in 32 of those 47-games (68.1%) in the last 5 seasons. Considering those statistics, we can make our NHL pick for this event.

Free Pick: Chicago/Vancouver to go over the total of 5.5

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