After getting their butts whipped, the Chicago Blackhawks look to bounce back when they host the Vancouver Canucks tonight at the United Center at 9 PM ET.
NHL Betting Odds:
Chicago Blackhawks -1.5
NHL Betting trends say both teams are great against the spread, which makes it hard to bet on either team.
NHL betting fans must consider that goalies play a big factor at this time of year. The Canucks have allowed 19 goals in these playoffs and the Blackhawks have allowed 20, but Vancouver seems to be unable to defend every time they are with a man down on the field.
They have allowed 11 Power Play goals this postseason compared to the 2 allowed by Chicago. However in Game One, goalie Roberto Lungo was unbeatable and now the Hawks need a way to hammer him.
After the impressive 5-1 win in Game One, the Canucks flipped the odds to their favor. Keep in mind that Vancouver is 21-14 ATS after a win by 2 goals or more and 23-13 ATS after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game.
The Canucks seem to be a team that responds in big games, as they are 31-19 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record and 12-5 ATS after 3 or more consecutive overs.
On the other hand, Chicago actually does well against the spread when they end scoreless in a previous game, as they are 11-2 ATS after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game.
They are also 11-5 ATS revenging a home loss versus opponent and 23-10 ATS revenging a loss versus opponent.
Sports betting fans should consider that in the first round, Chicago reacted after trailing in the series, and they are 2-0 ATS when trailing in a playoff series.
If you want to bet the game total, keep in mind that 14 of 25 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996.