Saturday, May 23, 2015
Western Conference Finals- Game 4
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The Anaheim Ducks take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. The opening line has Anaheim at +130 and Chicago at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Heading into game three of the Western Conference Finals, the Blackhawks were looking forward to taking advantage of their home ice and getting the series to 2-1. However, the Ducks had other plans and behind solid goalkeeping, Anaheim was able to take back home ice advantage. With just under seven minutes to go in the first period, the Ducks took advantage of a power play with Patrick Maroon tipping the puck into the net. The goal was assisted by Hampus Lindholm and Ryan Getzlaf. Then with just under a minute left, the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane had a no-look goal to even the game at 1. This would be the last goal by Chicago in this one as Frederik Andersen had another strong game and turned away 27 shots.
In the second period, Simon Despres was able to score his first goal of these playoffs by way of Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler. This goal put the Ducks up 2-1 and ended up being all they needed as the third period was filled with tough defense and solid goalkeeping by both teams. Chicago will need the win on Saturday night if they don't want to head back to Anaheim down 3-1.
Head-to-head, the under is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Chicago and 19-5-2 in the last 26 meetings. The Ducks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and the road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
Anaheim Ducks are 61-33-0 Against the Spread
Anaheim Ducks are 41-47-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 57-38-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 33-47-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/04/14 D Sheldon Souray Wrist out indefinitely
05/08/15 D Michal Rozsival Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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