Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the favored Vancouver Canucks in NHL action at United Center on Sunday, beginning at 3:00PM ET.

Dimers' comprehensive betting preview for Sunday's Canucks vs. Blackhawks matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

Based on high-tech machine learning and data, has simulated the outcome of Sunday's Canucks-Blackhawks NHL game 10,000 times as part of our NHL predictions for today.

Dimers' famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Canucks a 64% chance of beating the Blackhawks.

According to our model, the Blackhawks (+1.5) have a 58% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has a 53% chance of going Under.

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Canucks vs. Blackhawks Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Canucks Blackhawks
Puck Line -1.5 (+115) +1.5 (-140)
Moneyline -210 +175
Total o6.5 (+105) u6.5 (-120)
  • The Blackhawks are listed as +1.5 underdogs versus the Canucks, with -140 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Canucks (-1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM also has the best odds currently on offer at +115.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blackhawks at +175. That means you can bet $100 to profit $175, earning a total payout of $275, if they win.
  • Meanwhile, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Canucks at -210, where you can risk $210 to win $100, for a total payout of $310, if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at +105, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -120.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

As always, make sure you check all the legal sports betting sites available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Blackhawks +1.5 -140
Moneyline Blackhawks +175
Total Under 6.5 -120


While the Canucks are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, taking the Blackhawks moneyline is the best option because of the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is pivotal to achieving long-term profitability.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on detailed modeling and betting intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Canucks vs. Blackhawks? The data is in.

Featured below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Canucks and Blackhawks this Sunday.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you discover the best prop bets for Sunday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Vancouver's Elias Pettersson is most likely to score the first goal in Canucks vs. Blackhawks.

DimersBOT gives Pettersson a 7.5% chance of scoring the first goal at United Center, while the Canucks star is a 35.1% chance of netting an anytime goal.

Scroll down for our complete list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Vancouver Canucks

Player First Goal Probability
Elias Pettersson 7.5%
J.T. Miller 6.5%
Brock Boeser 6.4%
Andrei Kuzmenko 4.9%
Ilya Mikheyev 4.8%

Chicago Blackhawks

Player First Goal Probability
Connor Bedard 7.2%
Anthony Beauvillier 4.5%
Taylor Raddysh 4.2%
Ryan Donato 3.7%
Cole Guttman 3.5%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Vancouver Canucks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Elias Pettersson 35.1%
Brock Boeser 34.9%
J.T. Miller 33.0%
Ilya Mikheyev 28.4%
Andrei Kuzmenko 27.4%

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Connor Bedard 35.7%
Anthony Beauvillier 23.8%
Taylor Raddysh 23.3%
Ryan Donato 21.2%
Cole Guttman 20.1%
Remember, our model updates often, so check this article for any changes to our betting analysis before Canucks vs. Blackhawks on Sunday December 17, 2023.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks Game Information

Sunday's matchup between the Blackhawks and Canucks at United Center is scheduled to start at 3:00PM ET.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on the Sunday's Canucks vs. Blackhawks contest, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control is performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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