Friday, October 21, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, October 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -143 and the Blue Jackets at +115. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 4 games. They have an overall record of 2-2-0 and on the road they have a record of 0-1-0. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 16 goals and given up 15 goals for a point differential of +1. For the season they have an ATS record of 2-2 and an over/under record of 3-0-1. Columbus shows up with a record of 0-2-0 including 0-2-0 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 5 goals and surrendered 9 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 0-2 while their over/under record sits at 1-1-0.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 1 goal this season with 16 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Artem Anisimov has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 29% by scoring 2 goals on 7 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 86 shots against him and has given up 10 goals. He has made 76 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Alexander Wennberg has accumulated 3 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 1 goal this season with 5 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 1 goal on 6 shots. He has 1 assist giving him a total of 2 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has no wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 73 shots against him and has given up 7 goals. He has made 66 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blackhawks have 4 total points this season. They have scored 16 goals while giving up 15 goals. They have had 14 power play opportunities and have scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 36%. The Blackhawks have allowed 17 power play opportunities and given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 47%. They average 25 shots per game and as a team are shooting 16.33% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Blue Jackets have 2 power play goals on 5 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 40%. They have allowed 7 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 5 goals scored while they've given up 9 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.47%. As a team they give up 37 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 187 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 204 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 44.7% as they have 131 attempts while they've given up 162 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 107 face off wins compared to 131 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 45%. On defense Chicago has 76 hits and they've blocked 42 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 121 shots at full strength and they've given up 115 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.9% as they have 81 shots while they've given up 88 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52% as they've compiled 65 face off wins this season and they have suffered 60 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 27 shot attempts and they have 44 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 2-2 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 3-0-1 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 0-2 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
10/19/16 RW Marian Hossa Lower Body "?" Friday vs Columbus
10/18/16 RW Ryan Hartman Lower Body "?" Friday vs Columbus
10/10/16 LW Andrew Desjardins Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/15/16 D Ryan Murray Leg "?" Friday vs Chicago
10/11/16 D Cody Goloubef Oblique out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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