Wednesday, March 9, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +104 and the Blues at -115. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 67 games. They have an overall record of 41-21-5 and on the road they have a record of 17-13-3. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 191 goals and given up 160 goals for a point differential of +31. The Blackhawks have 5 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-26 and an over/under record of 24-29-14. St. Louis shows up with a record of 38-20-9 including 19-11-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 170 goals and surrendered 164 for a goal differential of +6. The Blues have 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-29 while their over/under record sits at 24-34-9.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 89 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 38 goals this season with 234 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 51 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 24 goals on 153 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 35 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,618 shots against him and has given up 115 goals. He has made 1,503 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Blues. He has 30 goals this season with 240 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 138 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Jake Allen has 21 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,068 shots against him and has given up 83 goals. He has made 985 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 87 total points this season. They have scored 190 goals while giving up 160 goals. They have had 203 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Blackhawks have allowed 189 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.22% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have a total of 85 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 189 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 231 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 166 goals scored while they've given up 160 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.28%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've attempted 3,748 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,712 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,748 attempts while they've given up 2,792 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 1,959 face off wins compared to 2,001 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Chicago has 1,156 hits and they've blocked 920 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 3,625 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,691 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.9% as they have 2,737 shots while they've given up 2,744 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 2,094 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,025 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 947 shot attempts and they have 1,579 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 41-26 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-29-14 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 37-29 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 24-34-9 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
02/14/16 RW Marian Hossa Leg out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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