Panthers vs. Blackhawks Prediction and Pick (Ride Chicago's Under Trend)

Chicago will take on Florida in Sunday afternoon NHL action.
Chicago will take on Florida in Sunday afternoon NHL action. / Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The top team in the NHL's Eastern Conference, the Florida Panthers, will hit the road to take on one of the worst team's in the Western Conference, the Chicago Blackhawks, in a Sunday afternoon matchup.

The Panthers are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and are riding a two-game winning streak with victories over the Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild. They'll be facing a Blackhawks team that is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games, and will enter on a two-game losing streak, with losses against the Blue Jackets and Stars.

Let's take a look at the odds via WynnBET for this afternoon's interconference showdown.

Panthers vs. Blackhawks Odds and Total


  • Panthers -250
  • Blackhawks +210

Puck line:

  • Panthers -1.5 (+105)
  • Blackhawks +1.5 (-125)


  • 6.5 (Over -105/Under -115)

Panthers vs. Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Panthers' last five games.
  • Panthers are 6-1 in their last seven games.
  • Panthers are 6-2 in their last eight games vs. Blackhawks.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in Blackhawks' alst seven games.
  • Blackhawks are 0-6 in last six home games.

Panthers vs. Blackhawks Prediction and Pick

With the total set at 6.5, I'm obligated to take the UNDER.

Sure, the Blackhawks are the far inferior opponent to the Panthers, but if there's one thing they do well it's limit high danger scoring chances. They rank sixth in that stat over each team's last 25 games, allowing just 10.32 per 60 minutes of play.

You also don't need to worry about them generating much offense, as they rank 30th in high danger scoring chances for, averaging just 9.41 per game.

It may seem strange to take an UNDER bet in a game involving the most dynamic offense in the game right now in the Panthers, and Florida should certainly win this game, but I think Chicago can limit their scoring while also failing to get much of their own. A 4-1 or 5-1 victory for the Panthers would cash this UNDER bet.

Pick: UNDER 6.5 (-115)

Iain is 36-30-1 (+4.29 units) with his NHL picks in 2022. Check out his detailed record here.