Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Apr 2, 2023; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Strome (16) controls the puck against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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We have your Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Chicago Blackhawks hit the road to face the Anaheim Ducks.

The Chicago Blackhawks (19-45-5) are set to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (23-43-3) in a battle of Western Conference strugglers. As both teams look to salvage pride in a season that’s been less than stellar, this matchup presents an opportunity for emerging talents to shine.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds Info

Moneyline: Chicago Blackhawks +102 (BetRivers) / Anaheim Ducks -118 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Chicago Blackhawks -250 (FanDuel) / Anaheim Ducks +202 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – -113 (BetRivers) / -108 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Honda Center – Anaheim, CA


Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 5 wins and 28 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 17 wins and 49 losses.
  • This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 29 overs and 40 unders.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 10 wins and 25 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Anaheim Ducks have 3 wins and 5 losses.
  • This season, the Anaheim Ducks have hit 34 overs and 35 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks have faced off five times, with the Blackhawks emerging victorious in three of those encounters while the Ducks claimed two wins. The period of these matchups spanned from November 12, 2022, to March 12, 2024. In terms of betting statistics, the Blackhawks have covered the spread in three games, whereas the Ducks have done so in two. The home team has had a slight edge with three wins at their own arena, and the visiting team has taken two games on the road. When it comes to the over/under bets, the under has been the more frequent outcome, hitting four times compared to just once for the over. Other notable statistics include the Blackhawks’ power play performance, particularly in their most recent game where they converted 4 out of 6 opportunities. The Ducks have struggled in comparison, failing to score on the power play in the same game. Faceoffs have been another area of dominance for the Blackhawks, winning 65.4% in their latest matchup.

The most recent game between the two teams on March 12, 2024, ended with a decisive 7-2 victory for the Chicago Blackhawks over the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks initially took the lead with goals from Brett Leason and Ryan Donato, but the Blackhawks responded with a strong offensive showing. Key contributors for the Blackhawks included Brett Leason, Philipp Kurashev, who scored twice, Seth Jones, and Connor Bedard, all helping to establish a 4-2 lead by the second intermission. The Blackhawks then solidified their win with additional goals from MacKenzie Entwistle, Tyler Johnson, and another from Kurashev in the third period. The Blackhawks’ goaltender, Petr Mrazek, had a strong game, saving 27 out of 29 shots for a save percentage of 0.931, while the Ducks’ goaltenders, Lukas Dostal and John Gibson, combined for a save percentage of 0.774, facing 31 shots and allowing 7 goals. The Blackhawks’ performance in this game was a display of their offensive capabilities and special teams’ effectiveness.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks Predictions

The Blackhawks and Ducks have had seasons to forget, but the upcoming game at the Honda Center offers a chance for both teams to demonstrate growth and potential for the future. Chicago, despite their record, has shown flashes of brilliance, largely thanks to the contributions of rookie sensation Connor Bedard, who leads the team with 54 points. The Blackhawks’ offense, however, has struggled overall, ranking near the bottom of the league, which has contributed to their position at the tail end of the Central Division.

On the other side, the Ducks are mired in a 7-game losing streak and sit just above the Blackhawks in the Western Conference standings. Anaheim’s season has been marred by defensive woes and an inability to consistently find the back of the net, with Frank Vatrano being a rare bright spot, leading the team with 29 goals. The Ducks will be looking to their home advantage and hoping to snap their skid against a team that has had its own set of challenges to overcome.

This game is less about playoff implications and more about pride and development. Key matchups to watch include Bedard’s offensive creativity against the Ducks’ defense, which has been porous at times this season. Additionally, both teams will be looking to their goaltenders to provide stability and perhaps steal a win. With both teams eager to prove themselves and build towards next season, this could be a more competitive game than the standings suggest.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks Pick

Given the recent performances and trends, the Chicago Blackhawks moneyline bet presents a compelling case. Despite their overall record, the Blackhawks have shown they can capitalize on their power play opportunities, as evidenced by their 4 out of 6 conversions in the most recent head-to-head matchup. With the Ducks’ power play struggles and the Blackhawks’ ability to win faceoffs, Chicago has the edge in special teams, which could be a deciding factor in the game. Additionally, the Blackhawks’ rookie Connor Bedard has been a standout player, and his offensive prowess could be too much for the Ducks’ defense, which has been less than stellar this season.

Historically, the Blackhawks have had the upper hand in recent matchups, winning three out of the last five encounters. The most recent game was a dominant 7-2 victory for Chicago, showcasing their offensive capabilities. While past performance is not always indicative of future results, the Blackhawks’ ability to exploit the Ducks’ weaknesses, particularly on special teams, gives them an advantage. Considering the Ducks are on a 7-game losing streak and have shown vulnerability at home, the Blackhawks are positioned to take this game, making the moneyline bet on Chicago the more attractive option.

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +102 (BetRivers)

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Anaheim Ducks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Seth Jones Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -145 +114 3.4 3.6

Anaheim Ducks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Frank Vatrano Shots On Goal 3.5 7/10 +135 -175 3.9 4.21