Toronto went down to a 2-1 loss on home-ice in a shootout to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. It was a fourth loss in five games for the Maple Leafs.
William Nylander scored the goal for Toronto, while Frederik Andersen stopped 31 shots.
The Maple Leafs have averaged 3.60 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.23 (GA). Auston Matthews has 34 goals and 57 points, while Mitch Marner has provided 33 assists. They are 12-5-7 on home-ice this season.
Chicago extended their winning streak to three games as they beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on the road on Wednesday night. It was also a seventh win in 10 games for the in-form Blackhawks.
Zack Smith scored twice and there were further goals from Alex DeBrincat and Drake Caggiula for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford stopped 32 shots.
The Blackhawks are averaging 2.90 GPG, while they are allowing 3.10 (GA). Patrick Kane is the player Chicago are heavily reliant on in terms of goals, points and assists, with 24, 60 and 36 respectively. They are 11-9-3 on the road this season.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Lines & Pick
The Maple Leafs have hit a poor run, but they have home-ice advantage and a roster that scores goals. They are therefore the tips in our NHL hockey predictions for this game.