Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, December 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -125 and the Hurricanes at +101. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 22-10-5 and on the road they have a record of 9-6-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 103 goals and given up 89 goals for a point differential of +14. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-15 and an over/under record of 11-19-7. Carolina shows up with a record of 15-12-7 including 10-3-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 90 goals and surrendered 93 for a goal differential of -3. The Hurricanes have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-19 while their over/under record sits at 13-15-6.
Artem Anisimov has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 15 goals this season with 57 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 10 goals on 119 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 682 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 632 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jeff Skinner has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 13 goals this season with 121 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 10 goals on 79 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Cam Ward has 12 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 756 shots against him and has given up 63 goals. He has made 693 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 49 total points this season. They have scored 103 goals while giving up 89 goals. They have had 115 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Blackhawks have allowed 99 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.57% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 37 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 98 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 85 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 90 goals scored while they've given up 93 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 2,049 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,021 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.6% as they have 1,450 attempts while they've given up 1,535 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season. They have 1,061 face off wins compared to 1,131 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.4%. On defense Chicago has 559 hits and they've blocked 486 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 1,967 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,797 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.5% as they have 1,423 shots while they've given up 1,341 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 966 face off wins this season and they have suffered 926 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 456 shot attempts and they have 636 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 20-15 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-19-7 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-19 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-15-6 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/16 RW Marian Hossa Upper Body out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/27/16 D Justin Faulk Lower Body out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina +101
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