Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blackhawks at +112 and the Predators at -124. The over/under is 5.
Chicago comes into this game having played 37 contests. They have an overall record of 22-10-5 and away from home they have a record of 9-6-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 103 goals and surrendered 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. Nashville comes into this game with a record of 15-13-6 including 10-4-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 96 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of -1. The Predators have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 14-19 while their over/under record sits at 17-14-3.
Artem Anisimov has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 14 goals this season with 55 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. 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 9% by scoring 10 goals on 115 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 12 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 648 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 601 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Predators. He has 9 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 80 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 748 shots against him and has given up 63 goals. He has made 685 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 Predators have a total of 36 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 113 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 96 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.77%. As a team they give up 30 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.
Nashville has attempted 2,063 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,878 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.4% as they have 1,520 shots while they've given up 1,438 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 1,019 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,048 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 440 shot attempts and they have 710 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
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 14-19 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 17-14-3 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/16 RW Marian Hossa Upper Body out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
12/27/16 D P.K. Subban Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Chicago
11/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Hand out 6 weeks
11/26/16 D Matt Carle None has retired
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +112
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