Sunday, March 20, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +144 and the Blackhawks at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 32-28-11 and on the road they have a record of 15-15-7. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 188 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of +6. The Wild have 11 overtime losses including 2 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 31-39 and an over/under record of 27-31-13. Chicago shows up with a record of 42-24-6 including 24-10-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 201 goals and surrendered 176 for a goal differential of +25. The Blackhawks have 6 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-30 while their over/under record sits at 25-30-17.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Wild. He has 16 goals this season with 126 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 135 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 26 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,535 shots against him and has given up 129 goals. He has made 1,406 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 92 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 39 goals this season with 254 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 53 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 25 goals on 160 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 50 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%.
The Wild have 75 total points this season. They have scored 187 goals while giving up 180 goals. They have had 223 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild have allowed 174 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.05% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 90 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 222 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 206 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 200 goals scored while they've given up 175 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.04%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.1% as they've attempted 3,815 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,952 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,858 attempts while they've given up 2,903 shots on the defensive end. The Wild 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 2,243 face off wins compared to 2,059 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.1%. On defense Minnesota has 1,231 hits and they've blocked 1,049 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 4,046 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,971 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,953 shots while they've given up 2,987 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,105 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,154 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 984 shot attempts and they have 1,235 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 31-39 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 27-31-13 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 42-30 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-30-17 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/18/16 GO Darcy Kuemper Upper Body doubtful Saturday vs. Carolina
03/18/16 RW Jason Pominville Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Carolina
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/19/15 C Marcus Kruger Wrist expected to miss 4 months
03/18/16 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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