Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Coyotes at +212 and the Blackhawks at -238. The over/under has been set at 5.
Arizona comes into this matchup having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 21-30-7 and on the road they have a record of 8-16-4. Currently they are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 140 goals and given up 183 goals for a point differential of -43. The Coyotes have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-37 and an over/under record of 21-29-8. Chicago shows up with a record of 37-18-5 including 18-8-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of +23. The Blackhawks have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-23 while their over/under record sits at 26-23-11.
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Radim Vrbata has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 12 goals this season with 176 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Oliver Ekman-Larsson has averaged 24.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 105 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Mike Smith has 16 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has had 1,305 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,198 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Artem Anisimov has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 21 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 21.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 215 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 23 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,195 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 1,096 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Coyotes have 49 total points this season. They have scored 140 goals while giving up 183 goals. They have had 173 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Coyotes have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.58% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 79 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 176 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 159 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Coyotes have a total of 177 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.80%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Arizona has a Corsi percentage of 45.7% as they've attempted 3,110 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,691 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 45% as they have 2,307 attempts while they've given up 2,823 shots on the defensive end. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 45.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.5% for the season. They have 1,742 face off wins compared to 1,834 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.7%. On defense Arizona has 1,571 hits and they've blocked 868 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 3,387 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,323 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.3% as they have 2,417 shots while they've given up 2,481 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 53.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 1,661 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,769 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 842 shot attempts and they have 849 hits as a unit.
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 16-37 straight up
The Arizona Coyotes are 21-29-8 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 35-23 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 26-23-11 against the over/under
Arizona Coyotes Injuries
11/18/16 RW Brad Richardson Tibia out indefinitely
02/20/17 GO Louis Domingue Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Chicago
02/20/17 GO Mike Smith Concussion injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Chicago
02/18/17 LW Lawson Crouse Lower Body out indefinitely
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -238
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