Sports Betting - Saturday 5 March 2011 by

NHL Sports Betting: Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Free Picks

With the NHL regular season winding down, wins and losses take on a paramount importance. The Carolina Hurricanes currently hold the seventh playoff spot in the NHL Eastern Conference. The Chicago Blackhawks sit in fourth in the wild NHL Western Conference race as they are just two points ahead of ninth place Dallas.

NHL Sports Betting: Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Free Picks

NHL Sports Betting: Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Free Picks: What a time for the first and only meeting of the season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks – as both teams are rabidly jockeying for playoff positioning in their respective conferences.

NHL Game Preview: Hurricanes @ Blackhawks

The Hawks picked up where they left off in February, taking out the Flames 6-4 on the strength of two Jonathan Toews goals on March 2, 2011, for their sixth win in a row.

Carolina is in a dogfight for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference and just came off a massive 3-2 OT victory against the Sabres on Thursday night.

Betting Lines – Chicago vs Carolina – Game Total Prediction has a game total line for the Hawks that seems to be a lock with the over at 2.5 paying -200. The worst of the Hawks play seems to be behind them, Captain Jonathan Toews is a powerhouse right now with thirteen points in his past seven games.

Patrick Kane has four assists in three games and seems to due for a goal, while Marion Hossa has scored in five straight games.

Game Total Free Pick: Carolina has only allowed more than two goals once in their past four games but the Hawks at home should be in good position to hit the three goal plateau. Take the OVER 2.5 total goals by the Hawks in this one.

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