Penguins vs Blackhawks Betting Odds, Trends, & Free Pick [3/1/17]

Pittsburgh (38-15-8) at Chicago (39-18-5)
When: Wednesday, March 1st 2017
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
Time: 8:05 ET | TV: NBC Sports Network

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The Chicago Blackhawks look to start a new month the same way February ended when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Chicago finished the month winning nine of their 10 games, but are still five points behind Minnesota in the Central Division and Western Conference overall standings. The Blackhawks have won four in a row overall including the first two of their four-game homestand which concludes Friday against the Islanders. The Blackhawks, who posted a 4-2 win over St. Louis on Sunday, could have a new but familiar face in the lineup against Pittsburgh as they acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Oduya spent 3.5 seasons with Chicago from 2012-15. Captain Jonathan Toews, who is riding a six-game point streak, needs one goal to pass Jeremy Roenick (267) and tie Tony Amonte for seventh place on the Blackhawks all-time list. Toews has five goals and eight assists during his six-game run. Chicago, which has won four straight meetings with the Penguins, is 26-0-0 this season when scoring at least four goals.


Pittsburgh blew a chance to move ahead of Columbus for second place in the Metropolitan Division, but squandered a two-goal lead in the third period Tuesday en route to a 3-2 loss in Dallas. Captain Sidney Crosby, who leads the league with 34 goals, was scoreless for just the second time in seven games and trails Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (72) by five points in the race for the Art Ross Trophy. Evgeni Malkin has recorded at least one point in 13 of his last 15 games and is four goals away from his first 30-goal season since 2011-12 (career-high 50) after scoring against the Stars. Malkin will also be playing in his 699th game on Wednesday. Defenseman Kris Letang (undisclosed) was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, as he has yet to be cleared for contact. Assuming he’s still with the team after Wednesday afternoon’s trade deadline, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury likely will be in the net against Chicago.

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Chicago is on fire right now, scoring a ton of goals from their stars and getting solid goaltending, plus the Penguins have lost four in a row in Chicago. I like the Blackhawks to keep rolling tonight.

Pick: Blackhawks -135


  • Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central.
  • Penguins are 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games.
  • Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
  • Penguins are 68-32 in their last 100 overall.
  • Penguins are 17-8 in their last 25 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Penguins are 38-18 in their last 56 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
  • Blackhawks are 37-14 in their last 51 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Blackhawks are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Blackhawks are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games.


  • Under is 6-0 in Penguins last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Over is 12-3-1 in Penguins last 16 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Under is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 road games.
  • Over is 9-3-1 in Penguins last 13 Wednesday games.
  • Over is 18-6-2 in Penguins last 26 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 8-3 in Penguins last 11 vs. Central.
  • Over is 36-17-2 in Penguins last 55 overall.
  • Over is 6-0 in Blackhawks last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Over is 7-1-1 in Blackhawks last 9 home games.
  • Over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Over is 17-5-4 in Blackhawks last 26 overall.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in Blackhawks last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Over is 3-1-1 in Blackhawks last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 30-12-11 in Blackhawks last 53 vs. Metropolitan.


  • Under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.
  • Home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
  • Penguins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago.
  • Penguins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.

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