Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -105 and the Bruins at -115. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 39-20-5 and on the road they have a record of 16-12-3. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 153 goals for a point differential of +27. The Blackhawks have 5 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-25 and an over/under record of 22-29-13. Boston shows up with a record of 35-23-6 including 14-16-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 197 goals and surrendered 176 for a goal differential of +21. The Bruins have 6 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-29 while their over/under record sits at 29-27-8.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 85 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 36 goals this season with 228 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 22 goals on 144 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 33 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,551 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,439 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 24 goals this season with 212 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 23 goals on 136 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 25 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,466 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,346 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 83 total points this season. They have scored 179 goals while giving up 153 goals. They have had 195 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Blackhawks have allowed 180 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.06% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 187 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 214 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 175 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.60%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 3,582 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,546 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,628 attempts while they've given up 2,671 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 1,875 face off wins compared to 1,915 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Chicago has 1,112 hits and they've blocked 875 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 3,606 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,717 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 2,727 shots while they've given up 2,782 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 49.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 2,020 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,000 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 935 shot attempts and they have 1,684 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 39-25 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 22-29-13 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 34-29 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 29-27-8 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
02/28/16 D Christian Ehrhoff Acquired "?" Wednesday vs Detroit
02/28/16 RW Dale Weise Acquired "?" Wednesday vs Detroit
02/14/16 RW Marian Hossa Leg out indefinitely
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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