Sunday, April 2, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +113 and the Blackhawks at -125.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 41-30-6 and on the road they have a record of 20-14-6. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 220 goals and given up 203 goals for a point differential of +17. The Bruins have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-36 and an over/under record of 36-33-8. Chicago shows up with a record of 50-21-7 including 26-9-5 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 237 goals and surrendered 199 for a goal differential of +38. The Blackhawks have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 46-28 while their over/under record sits at 36-30-12.
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Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 39-36 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 36-33-8 against the over/under
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 46-28 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 36-30-12 against the over/under
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
03/31/17 C Frank Vatrano Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Florida
03/13/17 C Tim Schaller Lower Body out indefinitely
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
03/20/17 C Artem Anisimov Leg out indefinitely
Brad Marchand has accumulated 83 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 38 goals this season with 218 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 32 goals on 250 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 35 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,522 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. He has made 1,388 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 87 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 34 goals this season with 281 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 53 assists on the season and averages 21.5 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 190 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 32 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,610 shots against him and has given up 128 goals. He has made 1,482 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 88 total points this season. They have scored 220 goals while giving up 203 goals. They have had 235 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins have allowed 251 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.55% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have a total of 107 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 221 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 201 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 237 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.98%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 54.7% as they've attempted 4,714 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,907 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 55.4% as they have 3,581 attempts while they've given up 2,883 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the season. They have 2,521 face off wins compared to 2,239 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53%. On defense Boston has 1,661 hits and they've blocked 1,024 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 4,384 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,403 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.4% as they have 3,166 shots while they've given up 3,244 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 52.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.7% as they've compiled 2,130 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,331 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 1,159 shot attempts and they have 1,123 hits as a unit.
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