The Boston Bruins head to Chicago to battle the Blackhawks on Wednesday. The West versus the East matchup provides a test for the Blackhawks. Can Chicago hang with one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference? Or, will the Bruins prove they can swat away mediocre squads like the Blackhawks? Keep reading for NHL odds, a preview and a free pick for Bruins vs Blackhawks!
Bruins vs Blackhawks 2020 NHL Odds, Preview and Pick
Game day! Tune in tonight at 8PM ET as the Bruins take on the Blackhawks in Chicago.📺: @NESN 📻: @985thesportshub pic.twitter.com/AtKyy7gXkX — Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) February 5, 2020
- When: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
- TV: NBC Sports Net
- Moneyline Odds: Bruins -155 / Blackhawks +135
- Over/Under Odds: 6
Why the Boston Bruins are a good bet to win -155?
For starters, the Bruins have a winning 14-8-1-2 road record. Boston plays well in away matches. In fact, they’ve won their last 2 road games by a combined 8-2: 2-1 over Winnipeg and 6-1 over Minnesota. Like Chicago, Winnipeg and Minnesota are in the Central. The Bruins are 4-0 SU in their last 4 versus Central Division teams. They’re 4-0 in their last 4. All wins happened versus Western Conference squads. The favorites can roll.
- Goals For: 3.3
- Shots For: 31.4
- Power Plays: 26%
- Face-Offs: 51.3%
- Goals Against: 2.5
- Shots Against: 30.9
- Penalty Kills: 83.8%
- Shutouts: 1
Why the Chicago Blackhawks are a good bet to win +135?
Chicago’s 25-21-3-4 record proves that they’re competitive. The Chicago Blackhawks have played well in recent weeks. They’re 6-2 SU in their last 8. Not only that but in the last head-to-head against the Bruins, Chicago came out on top. The Blackhawks beat Boston 4-3. If they can repeat that performance, Chicago can pull off the upset on Wednesday night.
- Goals For: 3.0
- Shots For: 31
- Power Plays: 15.6%
- Face-Offs: 49.8%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 35.2
- Penalty Kills: 82.8%
- Shutouts: 3
NHL Betting Trends for Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks
- Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 versus the Central
- Boston is 4-1 in their last 5
- Bruins are 4-10 in their last 14 Wednesday games
- Under is 4-0 in Bruins last 4 on a Wednesday
- Chicago is 6-1 in their last 7
- Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 on a Wednesday
- Chicago is 14-3 in their last 17 versus the Atlantic
- Over is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4
Bruins vs Blackhawks NHL Betting Analysis
There’s a big knock against Chicago heading into this Wednesday’s matchup. The Blackhawks are just 12-12-1-2 in home games this season. That shouldn’t inspire confidence. But the so-so home record doesn’t mean Chicago is a play against.
Boston has been on a great roll. The Bruins are due for a letdown. First, they never play great on Wednesday. Boston is 4-10 in their last 14 games on the middle day of the week. Second, the Bruins skated by Vancouver 4-0 on Feb. 4. They’re due for a negative bounce after such a strong performance.
The last things to consider are the odds. Yes, Chicago should be the dog. But the Blackhawks shouldn’t offer such high odds versus a team they beat 8 weeks ago. Back Chicago to score on the moneyline.
NHL Free Pick: Blackhawks +135