Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 13

Nov 19, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Connor Bedard (98) warms up against the Buffalo Sabres before the game at the United Center.
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We have your Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Vancouver Canucks hit the road to face the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Vancouver Canucks (35-12-6) are set to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (14-35-3) in a clash that highlights the stark contrast between the league-leading Canucks and the struggling Blackhawks. With Vancouver aiming to continue their dominance and Chicago desperate to snap a six-game losing streak, this matchup promises to be a battle of wills.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds Info

Moneyline: Vancouver Canucks -275 (PointsBet) / Chicago Blackhawks +220 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Vancouver Canucks -106 (BetRivers) / Chicago Blackhawks -115 (BetRivers)

Total: 5.5 – +100 (BetMGM) / -120 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13

Time: 08:30 PM

Location: United Center – Chicago, IL


Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 33 overs and 20 unders.
  • On the road this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 20 overs and 9 unders.
  • As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 18 overs and 13 unders.

Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 21 overs and 31 unders.
  • At home this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 11 overs and 13 unders.
  • As the underdog this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 20 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks have faced off a total of five times, with the Canucks emerging victorious in each encounter. These matchups occurred between January 24, 2023, and January 22, 2024, showcasing a clear dominance by the Canucks over the Blackhawks. In terms of betting statistics, the Canucks have also been successful against the spread, covering it in four out of the five games, while the Blackhawks only managed to cover once. The over/under betting results have been more balanced, with the total score going over twice and staying under three times. The home team has had a slight advantage, winning three of the five games, while the visiting team has taken two victories. The Canucks have consistently been the favorites, as indicated by their lower moneyline in each game, and they have lived up to that expectation by winning all five games.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 22, 2024, in Vancouver, where the Canucks secured a 2-0 victory over the Blackhawks. Despite the Blackhawks’ Pius Suter scoring the first goal of the game, it was later corrected that the Canucks were the only team to score, with both goals occurring in the first period. The Canucks’ defensive strength was on full display, with both teams blocking nine shots each, and Vancouver slightly edging out Chicago in hits with 27 to 26. The game was tightly contested in terms of faceoffs, with the Blackhawks winning 55.3% compared to the Canucks’ 44.7%. Neither team was able to capitalize on their power play opportunities, with a total of eight chances going unconverted. The Canucks’ goaltender, Thatcher Demko, delivered an impeccable performance, saving all 31 shots he faced and earning a shutout, while the Blackhawks’ Petr Mrazek made 27 saves on 29 shots. This game continued the trend of the Canucks’ recent superiority over the Blackhawks, with Vancouver also covering the spread as favorites and the total score staying under the set over/under line.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Predictions

The Vancouver Canucks enter the game with an impressive record, sitting comfortably at the top of their conference and division. They’ve been on a roll recently, winning their last game and showcasing a strong offensive front led by Brock Boeser with 30 goals and Quinn Hughes with 53 assists. The Canucks’ road record of 17-8-4 indicates their resilience away from home, and they’ll look to maintain that form against the Blackhawks. Vancouver’s defense, backed by Thatcher Demko’s goaltending, has been formidable, contributing to their overall success this season.

On the other side, the Chicago Blackhawks are in a rough patch, with a six-game losing streak that they’re eager to break. Despite their challenges, players like Jason Dickinson and Philipp Kurashev have been bright spots, leading the team in goals and assists respectively. The Blackhawks will need to step up their game significantly to compete with the Canucks, particularly in goal where Petr Mrazek will be a key figure if they are to have any chance of containing Vancouver’s potent attack.

This game will also feature a key player matchup between Vancouver’s top scorer Elias Pettersson and Chicago’s defensive unit. The Blackhawks will have to find a way to neutralize Pettersson’s impact on the game, which is no small task given his 69 points this season. With Vancouver’s high-powered offense and Chicago’s need to tighten up defensively, this game could be decided by which team is able to impose their style of play on the other. The Canucks will look to exploit the Blackhawks’ weaknesses, while Chicago hopes to find some much-needed form against the league leaders.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Pick

The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks have had a history of staying under the total line in their recent matchups, with three out of the last five games going under. This trend, combined with the Blackhawks’ current offensive struggles and the Canucks’ solid defensive play, suggests that the under is a strong bet for this game. The Blackhawks have been particularly challenged in scoring, averaging just 1.37 goals per game in the 13 games since Bedard’s injury, and they have been shut out four times during that span. With Vancouver’s goaltender Thatcher Demko showcasing a strong performance and a shutout in their last meeting, it’s likely that Chicago will continue to find it difficult to score.

Furthermore, the Canucks’ recent games have seen a mix of overs and unders, indicating a level of unpredictability in their scoring. However, given the Blackhawks’ inability to find the back of the net and the Canucks’ potential fatigue from their road trip, it’s reasonable to expect a lower-scoring affair. The Canucks may control the game, but the Blackhawks’ recent defensive improvements and goaltending from Petr Mrazek could contribute to keeping the total score down. Considering these factors, the under seems to be the most prudent pick for this matchup.

The Pick: Under 5.5 +100 (BetMGM)

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Picks

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

Vancouver Canucks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Quinn Hughes Points 0.5 8/10 -210 +160 1.4 1.20
Ilya Mikheyev Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -150 +120 2.2 2.34
Quinn Hughes Assists 0.5 7/10 -160 +124 1.3 1.20
J.T. Miller Points 0.5 7/10 -220 +170 1.1 1.20