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Hockey Betting - Blackhawks at Ducks

Hockey betting expectations were not realistic for the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks as they suffered too many roster losses to remain a top shelf commodity.
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Hockey betting facts are that the Blackhawks have been an overlay so far as they have the price tag of a champion but are missing key hockey gambling assets from last year’s title team.

The Anaheim Ducks will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday with a starting time of 8 PM ET.  Sports-Gambling will have the side odds along with the over under on this important Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account today for all the action.

Chicago had a record of 19-14-2-1 with the NHL betting odds and was 8-5-2-1 on the road with 10 of their 16 away games going over the total.  Chicago suffered a big dropoff on defense as both of their goaltenders from last year’s Cup winning team are gone.

The Hawks ranked an alarming 20th in the NHL for goals against while ranking 7th for goal scoring and a strong 2nd in the NHL on the power play.  Center Patrick Sharp had 18 goals and 16 assists with 6 power play goals while fellow center Jonathan Toews had 15 goals and 17 assists with 7 power play lamp lighters.

Corey Crawford was making a bid for the number one goaltending job with a 2.30 goals against average compared to Marty Turco’s 3.06 goals against average.

Anaheim had a record of 18-16-2-2 with the NHL betting lines and was 11-6-0-1 at home.  The Ducks went over the total in just 15 of their first 38 games and went over the number in just 7 of their first 18 home games.  Anaheim was ranked just 24th in goal scoring and 21st for goals against.

Right winger Corey Perry led the Ducks with 19 goals and 22 assists while center Ryan Getzlaf had 13 goals and 23 assists.  Goaltender Jonas Hiller had a 2.57 goals against average with 2 shutouts and 16 of the Ducks 18 wins.  Anaheim did have a solid power play that ranked 7th in the NHL.

Anaheim has dominated this hockey betting series at home as Chicago has one just 4 of their last 20 visits to The Pond with 4 of the last 5 games between the teams in Anaheim going under the total.