Two teams at opposite ends of the NHL standings meet in an Original Six matchup when the best team in hockey, the Boston Bruins, make their one stop to the Madhouse on Madison this season, taking on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds Breakdown
Before we can make our Bruins vs Blackhawks score prediction, we need to review the NHL odds and betting records.
The Chicago Blackhawks odds are listed as the huge underdog from +325 to +360. The Bruins are listed from -440 to -480. Chicago has a 22-44 straight-up record, while Boston has a 50-15 straight-up record.
The Blackhawks are listed with odds from +140 to +160. The Bruins are listed at -165 to -180. Boston has a 38-27 ats record, while Chicago is 31-35 ats.
The total goals line is set to 6.0. The over is listed from -106 to +100, while the under is listed from -113 to -120. The Bruins have a 27-33-5 over/under record, while the Blackhawks have a 34-30-2 over/under record.
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Information
Boston Bruins (50-10-5) vs Chicago Blackhawks (22-38-6)
Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois.
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
How to Watch: NHLPP | ESPN+ | NBC Sports Chicago | https://livestreamsports.co/
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Recent Scores
This Bruins vs Blackhawks matchup on the NHL schedule today is the second and final meeting of the season. It was all Boston back on November 19th, when the Bruins defeated the Blackhawks 6-1.
It was shocking Boston Bruins news on March 12th that the Bruins lost their last game 5-3 to the Detroit Red Wings.
The Chicago Blackhawks lost their last game to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on March 11th, 2023.
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview
Boston Bruins Preview
The Boston Bruins have won three of the last five games and have an 8-2 straight-up record in the last ten games. Boston has a 2-2-1 over/under record in the last five games and are 4-5-1 over/under in the last ten games.
Offensively, Boston averages 3.74 goals per game while having the powerplay converts at 85.6%. The Bruins are the best in defensive NHL stats, giving up 2.14 goals per game and the penalty kill operating at 85.6%.
Linus Ullmark should start for the Bruins with a 33-4-1 record, a 1.89 GAA, and a .938 SV%.
The Bruins have the only notable name on the NHL injury report, with defenseman Hampus Lindholm listed as day-to-day.
Chicago Blackhawks Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks have lost three straight games, four of the last five, and have a 3-7 straight-up record in the last ten. Chicago has a 2-3 over/under record in the last five games and a 5-4-1 over/under record in the last ten.
The Blackhawks are averaging 2.47 goals per game, while having the powerplay converts at 76.2%. Defensively, Chicago gives up 3.55 goals per game, while the penalty kill operates at 76.2%.
Max Domi leads the Blackhawks in NHL player stats with 49 points (18 goals, 31 assists). Petr Mrazek start for Chicago with an 8-19-3 record, a 3.69 GAA, and a .894 SV%.
Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks Pick and Prediction
We need to make our Bruins vs Blackhawks score prediction and NHL picks.
The picks and predictions for this one are easy: take a clean sweep on the best team in hockey to defeat one of the worst teams in hockey.
Our final pick is to take the under. We think Boston wins this game easily but don’t think they give the Blackhawks much of a chance to contribute to hitting the over.
- Final Score Prediction: Boston Bruins 3 – Chicago Blackhawks 1
- Pick: Boston Bruins ML, Boston +1.5, Under 6.0.