The Blackhawks have played better of late after starting the season slowly while Vancouver has been up and down. The Blackhawks are favored at Sbgglobal and they are likely to get the bulk of the action from those making an NHL bet.
Chicago is coming off a 3-2 overtime win against St. Louis is which they may have been lucky to get the win. The Hawks trailed 2-0 in the third but Marian Hossa scored twice and Patrick Sharp had the game winner in overtime. The Hawks have now won three straight and they lead the division with nine points in seven games.
Back-to-Back – Normally this would be a tough spot for Vancouver since they played last night in Minnesota. It is never easy playing on back-to-back nights in the NHL but in this case the Canucks should have no problem with their energy level because they are playing their hated rival the Blackhawks.
Revenge Game – There are not many true revenge games in sports but this is one of them. This will be the first regular seasons game between Vancouver and Chicago since last year’s playoffs when the Hawks eliminated the Canucks. And Chicago clinched the series in Vancouver so you know the Canucks are going to be fired up to get some sort of measure of revenge on Wednesday night.
Betting Trends – The Blackhawks have won six of the last ten against Vancouver and we know they won four of the last six because they took the playoff series. In Chicago, the teams have split the last four meetings. Five of the last eight in this series have gone over the NHL wagering online total. Vancouver has been very good in the second half of back-to-backs as they are 8-1 in their last 9 games playing on no rest. The Blackhawks are 11-4 in their last 15 Wednesday games. The Blackhawks are 39-16 in their last 55 home games. Looking at the total, the Over is 6-2 in the Canucks last 8 games playing on no rest. The Over is 18-7-2 in the Canucks last 27 road games. The Over is 8-3 in the Blackhawks last 11 overall.