Thursday, December 15, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the New York Islanders on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blackhawks at +133 and the Islanders at -147. The over/under is 5.
Chicago comes into this game having played 31 contests. They have an overall record of 19-8-4 and away from home they have a record of 7-6-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 83 goals and surrendered 71 goals for a point differential of +12. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-12 and an over/under record of 8-17-6. New York comes into this game with a record of 11-12-5 including 9-5-4 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 73 goals and surrendered 85 for a goal differential of -12. The Islanders have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-17 while their over/under record sits at 13-11-4.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 8 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 22 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 24% by scoring 12 goals on 49 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Scott Darling has 6 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 309 shots against him and has given up 22 goals. He has made 287 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
John Tavares has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 9 goals this season with 80 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Brock Nelson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 6 goals on 60 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 17 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 5 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 573 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 520 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have 42 total points this season. They have scored 83 goals while giving up 71 goals. They have had 97 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Blackhawks have allowed 88 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.41% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Islanders have a total of 27 points on the season. They have 10 power play goals on 79 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 97 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 73 goals scored while they've given up 85 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.91%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 1,691 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,708 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 1,192 attempts while they've given up 1,303 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season. They have 894 face off wins compared to 960 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.2%. On defense Chicago has 472 hits and they've blocked 405 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 1,505 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,857 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 44.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46% as they have 1,120 shots while they've given up 1,314 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.9% as they've compiled 807 face off wins this season and they have suffered 842 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 543 shot attempts and they have 716 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 17-12 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 8-17-6 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 10-17 straight up
The New York Islanders are 13-11-4 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/03/16 GO Corey Crawford Appendix expected to miss 2-3 weeks
New York Islanders Injuries
12/03/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body expected to miss 3-5 days
11/14/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Jaw out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +133
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