Prediction for Chicago Blackhawks - Vancouver Canucks 14 February 2024
Chicago and Vancouver will meet in the regular NHL championship match on the 14th of February. The meeting will start at 04:30 Moscow time. In its current state, "Chicago" is one of the weakest teams in the league. "Blackhawks" almost without options lose one match after another. "Vancouver" is fighting for leadership in their conference and does not plan to reduce the turnover. "The Canucks strengthened their lineup by trading away Elias Lindholm. Their centre line is very strong.
Tentative lineups for Chicago vs. Vancouver
"Chicago: Mrazek (Cederbloom) - Vlasic, Jones - Foligno, Kurashev, Johnson
Injuries: Athanasiou, Bedard, Beauvillier, Zaitsev, Murphy, Tinordi, Hall
The number of injuries is responsible for the team's poor results. Bedard, Beauvillier and Hall could very well play in the current Chicago's top three.
"Vancouver": Demko (Desmith) - Hughes, Gronek - Miller, Lindholm, Pettersson
Injuries: Poolman, Saucy
Poolman and Saucy aren't the most serious losses for Vancouver. The team needs these defencemen more to create depth in the lineup. They don't play a defining role.
Chicago wins on big holidays. That's hardly a big problem as the team tanks for a high pick in the next draft. Bedard alone isn't enough to rebuild a franchise. "Chicago will continue to lose.
Vancouver hasn't looked as confident in recent games as it has for most of the season. The team is a bit tired with a tough schedule and is still just trying to fit Lindholm into the top three. Two losses in the last three games can very well be put down to that.
⚔️ Head-to-head matchups
Vancouver hasn't had much trouble against Chicago. "The Canucks have won their last five games against the Blackhawks in regulation time.
📊 Statistical Preview Before Chicago vs Vancouver
- Six of the last 10 games between these teams have seen five goals or less. You can bet on under 5.5 goal total for 1.85.
- In seven of the last 10 games, Vancouver has scored in the second periods. You can bet on Second Period: Vancouver's individual total over 0.5 goals for 1.55.
📋 Prediction for Chicago Blackhawks vs Vancouver Canucks
In six of the last 10 games between these teams, no more than one goal was scored in the first period. Therefore, we should pay attention to the bet on first period: total less than 1.5 goals for 1.75.
In seven of the last 10 matches between these teams, Vancouver has scored at least three goals. Therefore, it is worth considering a bet on Vancouver's individual total over 3 goals for 1.75.
The favourite of this match is obvious. "Vancouver" is fighting for the lead in the Western Conference and is succeeding so far. "Chicago" in its current state is definitely not an opponent for the guests. "The Canucks have the advantage in all components. Bet the guests' success for 1.75..