Friday, January 6, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, January 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +120 and the Blackhawks at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 16-14-7 and on the road they have a record of 5-10-6. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 95 goals and given up 101 goals for a point differential of -6. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-21 and an over/under record of 13-17-7. Chicago shows up with a record of 23-12-5 including 13-4-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 109 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of +11. The Blackhawks have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-17 while their over/under record sits at 11-19-10.
Victor Rask has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 130 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Cam Ward has 13 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 827 shots against him and has given up 70 goals. He has made 757 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 11 goals this season with 129 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Artem Anisimov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 16 goals on 63 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 754 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 699 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have 39 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 101 goals. They have had 107 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Hurricanes have allowed 91 power play opportunities and given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.58% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 124 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 109 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.47%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 2,130 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,942 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 1,537 attempts while they've given up 1,444 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.6% for the season. They have 1,051 face off wins compared to 996 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.3%. On defense Carolina has 677 hits and they've blocked 498 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 2,198 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,200 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 1,560 shots while they've given up 1,669 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 1,134 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,210 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 531 shot attempts and they have 600 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-21 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-17-7 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 21-17 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-19-10 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/27/16 D Justin Faulk Lower Body out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
01/04/17 GO Eddie Lack Concussion is downgraded to out indefinitely
01/03/17 C Elias Lindholm Upper Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/31/16 C Marcus Kruger Upper Body out indefinitely
01/04/17 RW Marian Hossa Upper Body is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Buffalo
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -133
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