Game: Hockey NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Penguins vs Blackhawks Picks & Penguins vs Blackhawks Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, United Center
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best Chicago Blackhawks Lines: (+162) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 5½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks.
The Penguins and the Blackhawks have combined to win 6 of the last 10 Stanley Cup Championship but the window seems to be closing for both teams. Especially this year, they haven’t been consistent at all and while the Penguins are 13-10-6, the Chicago Blackhawks are 9-17-5. Chicago is NHL’s worst team with just 23 points. Chicago has lost 9 of its last 10 games, including 7 in a row. They rarely score more than 2 goals and they have the 26th ranked offense in the country.
While the Blackhawks’ window for the Championship is closed, the Penguins still have a chance to turn things around if they win on Wednesday. They have won 3 of their last 4 games in a very short period of time and they may come to Chicago fatigued. Pens’ goalie Matt Murray is coming off an injury which prevented him from playing since the 17th of November.
We do not know how good Murray will be when he gets back from this injury and given the fact that Pittsburgh will surely be fatigued in this one, I see this as a big opportunity for the Blackhawks to end this skid with a win.