Chicago Blackhawks (16-22-8) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (27-16-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 12, 2019 (United Center)
Line and Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 Over/Under 6.0
Free ESPN NHL Picks Vegas Golden Knights vs. Chicago Blackhawks
The Vegas Golden Knights are coming to the United Center to square off against the Chicago Blackhawks. Both of these times are coming off losses. The Vegas Golden Knights are looking to rebound after seeing their seven-game winning streak snapped after losing 3-2 to the San Jose Sharks. The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to get back on the horse after a loss to the Nashville Predators in a close one, 4-3. Yours truly called that game for the Predators. Considering these two teams are both motivated to get back to their winning ways, it should be a fun game to watch and wager on.
The Golden Knights hold a 7-1 record in their last 8 games and that also includes a 6-0 against a team with a losing record. This might spell trouble for the the 16-22 Blackhawks. Moreover, the Golden Knights also a 5-1 record against teams in the Western Conference. To make matters worse for the Blackhawks, the Golden Knights are 5-0 in their last five contests against them.
The Blackhawks have just a 1-4 record in their last five home games. While the team is filled with a lot of scrappy individuals, they just have a hard time making the sale and closing out games. One example of this would be their contest against the Predators. Although Nashville went up early, the Blackhawks made it close and tied the game to force it into overtime. Considering I called the game for the Preds, it was a bit of a nail-biter on my part. However, the Predators proved their mettle by scoring the winning goal just a minute into the overtime period. Can Chicago win against Vegas? Sure, anything’s possible. It’s possible I’ll win the power ball or hit the jackpot in one of the casinos in Vegas too, but that doesn’t mean it’s likely.
Chicago Blackhawks Trends
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chicago’s last 23 games
Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home
Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Vegas
Vegas Golden Knights Trends
Vegas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas’s last 5 games
Vegas is 7-17 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
Vegas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Vegas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
ESPN NHL Scores Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights
I might seem like I’m Captain Obvious, but I definitely like the Vegas Golden Knights. They are just the better team and they are now contending after a slow start. I just don’t see them slowing down any time soon. The only issue there might be would be the fact they are on the road, so this could possibly be a good over/under game to bet on as well. Either way, in my opinion the Golden Knights take it.
Free NHL Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5