Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks 11/28/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/27/2014
Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM ET
Honda Center in Anaheim
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Two Western Conference potential playoff teams will get together on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Chicago Blackhawks will play at the Anaheim Ducks. Chicago came into Wednesday with a 12-8-1 record, for 25 points. Chicago has outscored its opponents 63-49 on the season. For Anaheim, they are 14-4-5 for 33 points. The Ducks have the most points in the Western Conference, and are 2 points ahead of Vancouver.
The Anaheim Ducks have won three straight games; including a 3-2 win Tuesday over the Calgary Flames. Goaltender Frederik Anderson turned away 32 shots to pick up his 10th win in regulation this season. The Ducks are allowing just 2.3 goals per game, which ranks 8th in the league. Offensively, Anaheim has seen their center Ryan Getzlaf score 6 goals and dish out 13 assists. The Ducks also have seen Corey Perry add 12 goals.
For the Chicago Blackhawks, they have heated up offensively. Despite losing Sunday at the Vancouver Canucks, the Blackhawks are scoring 2.9 goals per game. Defensively, Chicago is second; yielding 2.1 goals per game. Chicago ranks as the top penalty kill team as well, allowing goals on just 9.7% of chances. The Blackhawks leading goal scorer has been their captain Jonathan Toews, with 10.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 13-9-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 6-13-0 against the Over/Under
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 14-9-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 7-15-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
11/05/14 LW Patrick Sharp Knee out a month
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
11/25/14 D Clayton Stoner Illness "?" Friday vs Chicago
11/25/14 D Francois Beauchemin Upper Body injured last game, "?" Friday vs Chicago
11/14/14 LW Dany Heatley Groin out indefinitely
11/04/14 GO John Gibson Groin expected to miss 6 weeks
11/01/14 D Shea Theodore Elbow out indefinitely
10/31/14 D Mark Fistric Back out indefinitely
10/27/14 D Ben Lovejoy Finger expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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