Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blackhawks at +113 and the Blues at -125. The over/under is 5.
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Chicago comes into this game having played 32 contests. They have an overall record of 20-8-4 and away from home they have a record of 8-6-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 88 goals and surrendered 75 goals for a point differential of +13. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 18-12 and an over/under record of 9-17-6. St. Louis comes into this game with a record of 17-10-4 including 13-1-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 87 goals and surrendered 87 for a goal differential of 0. The Blues have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-14 while their over/under record sits at 12-13-6.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 8 goals this season with 99 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 21 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 25% by scoring 14 goals on 55 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Scott Darling has 8 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 375 shots against him and has given up 27 goals. He has made 348 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Blues. He has 15 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 7 goals on 49 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Jake Allen has 15 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 646 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 586 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have 44 total points this season. They have scored 88 goals while giving up 75 goals. They have had 100 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Blackhawks have allowed 90 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.63% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Blues have a total of 38 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 105 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 110 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 87 goals scored while they've given up 87 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.68%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 1,756 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,761 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 1,236 attempts while they've given up 1,346 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the season. They have 917 face off wins compared to 990 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.1%. On defense Chicago has 482 hits and they've blocked 415 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,660 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,570 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 1,260 shots while they've given up 1,159 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 51.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they've compiled 923 face off wins this season and they have suffered 877 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 411 shot attempts and they have 585 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 18-12 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 9-17-6 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 16-14 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 12-13-6 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/03/16 GO Corey Crawford Appendix expected to miss 2-3 weeks
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/15/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +113
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