Sports Betting - Sunday 17 April 2011 by

NHL Betting Lines – Blackhawks vs Canucks Free Pick

Fire on ice, NHL style, continues as we bring you NHL betting lines for the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Vancouver Canucks. The Hawks are the defending Champs while many pundits have the Canucks stealing the crown during the NHL 2010-11 Playoffs.

NHL Betting Lines - Blackhawks vs Canucks Free Pick

NHL Betting Lines – Blackhawks vs Canucks Free Pick: This series moves to the Windy City after Vancouver, the NHL regular season leaders, took the first two games on home ice. The defending Stanley Cup Champions are in a virtual “must win” situation tonight.

Puck drop for this Game 3 NHL quarterfinal playoff betting action is slated for 8:00 PM ET on Sunday, April 17, 2011, from the United Center in Chicago IL.

Game Day Forecast: Canucks @ Blackhawks

If Chicago is going to get back into this series, they need their big guns to step it up. Key cogs like Patrick Sharp, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, and Duncan Keith have yet to register a point in this series.

Patrick Kane has been held to just a single assist. We see at least two of these guys being a force tonight.

The Canucks are hoping to weather the earlier storm and get out Chicago with at least a split. Vancouver was been strong out of the gate in the first two games. They had a 2-0 lead before the one minute mark of the second period in both of the previous games.

If they get out to an early lead tonight, they will take the raucous Chicago crowd out of the mix.

NHL Betting Odds: Vancouver vs Chicago – Puck Line Free Pick

Today’s game day betting lines are provided by the online sportsbook. Chicago is the home favorite in this contest at -1.5 (+230) on the puck line.

The numbers may say Vancouvver has dominated this series so far but, other than goaltending, there isn’t a lot of difference between these two teams. We expect a very physical game and for the Hawks superstars to step it up in Chicago tonight.

Take the Blackhawks over the Canucks at -1.5 (+230) on the puck line!

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