Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +123 and the Blackhawks at -136. The over/under has been set at 5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 41-29-8 and on the road they have a record of 25-12-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 229 goals and given up 214 goals for a point differential of +15. The Bruins have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-6-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 40-37 and an over/under record of 33-35-10. Chicago shows up with a record of 45-26-7 including 24-11-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 218 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +22. The Blackhawks have 7 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 45-33 while their over/under record sits at 27-31-20.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 30 goals this season with 265 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 28 goals on 173 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 30 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,789 shots against him and has given up 150 goals. He has made 1,639 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 96 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 40 goals this season with 272 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 56 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 25 goals on 166 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,693 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,567 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Bruins have 90 total points this season. They have scored 225 goals while giving up 213 goals. They have had 222 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins have allowed 260 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.13% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 97 points on the season. They have 51 power play goals on 236 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 222 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 217 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.11%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've attempted 4,402 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,522 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 3,340 attempts while they've given up 3,379 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the season. They have 2,451 face off wins compared to 2,439 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Boston has 2,067 hits and they've blocked 1,143 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 4,386 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,301 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,191 shots while they've given up 3,223 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,274 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,332 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 1,078 shot attempts and they have 1,327 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 40-37 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 33-35-10 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 45-33 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 27-31-20 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
04/01/16 RW Brett Connolly Lower Body expected to miss Sunday vs Chicago
04/01/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Undisclosed expected to miss Sunday vs Chicago
04/01/16 D Kevan Miller Lower Body injured last game, "?" Sunday vs Chicago
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
04/02/16 RW Marian Hossa Illness is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Boston
04/01/16 RW Andrew Shaw Upper Body injured last game, "?" Sunday vs Boston
04/01/16 D Duncan Keith Suspension expected to miss next 6 games; eligible to return Game 2 of 1st round playoffs
03/25/16 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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