Thursday, December 1, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +149 and the Blackhawks at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 22 games. They have an overall record of 10-7-5 and on the road they have a record of 3-7-3. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 55 goals and given up 58 goals for a point differential of -3. The Devils have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-12 and an over/under record of 7-8-7. Chicago shows up with a record of 15-6-3 including 9-1-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 68 goals and surrendered 60 for a goal differential of +8. The Blackhawks have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-9 while their over/under record sits at 7-11-6.
Travis Zajac has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Devils. He has 5 goals this season with 50 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Damon Severson has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 3 goals on 37 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 510 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 466 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Artem Anisimov has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 9 goals this season with 38 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 77 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 11 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 581 shots against him and has given up 42 goals. He has made 539 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Devils have 25 total points this season. They have scored 55 goals while giving up 58 goals. They have had 73 power play opportunities and have scored 10 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Devils have allowed 70 power play opportunities and given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.38% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 14 power play goals on 81 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 75 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 68 goals scored while they've given up 60 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.86%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 1,140 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,215 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 879 attempts while they've given up 942 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 682 face off wins compared to 675 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.3%. On defense New Jersey has 449 hits and they've blocked 273 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 1,311 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,312 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 935 shots while they've given up 1,005 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.1% as they've compiled 716 face off wins this season and they have suffered 772 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 307 shot attempts and they have 355 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 8-12 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 7-8-7 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 13-9 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 7-11-6 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/29/16 RW Beau Bennett Leg "?" Thursday vs Chicago
11/29/16 LW Taylor Hall Knee "?" Thursday vs Chicago
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
11/29/16 C Jonathan Toews Upper Body "?" Thursday vs New Jersey
10/22/16 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Arm out 5-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -165
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