Friday, March 18, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to MTS Centre to play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, March 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -165 and the Jets at +149. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 41-24-6 and on the road they have a record of 17-14-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 197 goals and given up 176 goals for a point differential of +21. The Blackhawks have 6 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-6-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-30 and an over/under record of 25-29-17. Winnipeg shows up with a record of 29-36-5 including 15-17-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 182 goals and surrendered 209 for a goal differential of -27. The Jets have 5 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 27-41 while their over/under record sits at 31-34-5.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 90 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 38 goals this season with 248 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 25 goals on 160 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,693 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,567 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Dustin Byfuglien has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Jets. He has 16 goals this season with 211 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Blake Wheeler has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 18 goals on 216 shots. He has 44 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Ondrej Pavelec has 8 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Jets. He has had 678 shots against him and has given up 67 goals. He has made 611 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blackhawks have 88 total points this season. They have scored 196 goals while giving up 175 goals. They have had 221 power play opportunities and have scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Blackhawks have allowed 202 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.00% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Jets have a total of 63 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 223 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 255 power play opportunities and have given up 55 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 206 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.65%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they've attempted 3,987 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,921 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,907 attempts while they've given up 2,949 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 2,074 face off wins compared to 2,129 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Chicago has 1,220 hits and they've blocked 972 shots from the opposition.
Winnipeg has attempted 3,912 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,767 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,883 shots while they've given up 2,827 attempts on defense. The Jets have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.3% as they've compiled 1,965 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,191 face off losses. On defense Winnipeg has blocked 940 shot attempts and they have 1,791 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 41-30 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-29-17 against the over/under
Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 27-41 straight up
The Winnipeg Jets are 31-34-5 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
Winnipeg Jets Injuries
10/25/15 D Grant Clitsome Back out indefinitely
03/12/16 RW Anthony Peluso Shoulder out for season
03/08/16 RW Joel Armia Lower Body expected to miss 7-10 days
03/04/16 LW Nikolaj Ehlers Eye out indefinitely
02/25/16 C Bryan Little Back out for season
02/15/16 D Mark Stuart Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg
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