Chicago Blackhawks at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at -150 and the Coyotes at +130.
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Chicago has a record of 4-2-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-1-1. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have tallied 28 goals and surrendered 20 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-4-0 and an over/under record of 5-3-0. Arizona has a record of 0-6-1 including 0-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 16 goals and have given up 30 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 0-7-0 while their over/under mark is 5-2-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 4-4-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 0-7-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
10/13/17 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body IR (10/03)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
10/11/17 LW Brendan Perlini Upper Body IR (10/10)
10/10/17 D Jakob Chychrun Knee IR (10/02)
Jonathan Toews has scored 6 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 3 goals this season with 22 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 20.6 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 3 goals on 21 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 10 points on the year. Corey Crawford has 4 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 206 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 195 stops for a save percentage of 95%.
Tobias Rieder has 3 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 2 goals this year with 8 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 1 assist on the year and averages 14.4 minutes played per contest. Alex Goligoski averages 21.3 minutes of ice time per contest. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Louis Domingue has 0 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 116 shots against him and he's given up 16 goals. He's made 100 saves for a save percentage of 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 10 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 28 goals while giving up 20 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 16th respectively. They have had 39 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 23rd in the league. The Blackhawks have given up 31 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.34% for the year. They allow 37 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 31st in the league with a total of 1 point this season. They have 4 power play goals on 25 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 20 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 28th overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 24th with a total of 16 goals scored while they've given up 30 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.41%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 87%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Chicago is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48%, as they've attempted 471 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 511 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 45% as they have 322 attempts while they have given up 394 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 28th in the league. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time, which is 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. That is 11th overall in the NHL. They have 256 face-off wins compared to 251 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Chicago has 179 hits and they have blocked 117 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Coyotes are 16th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 207 face-off wins compared to 253 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Arizona has 188 hits and they have blocked 98 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Arizona is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've attempted 415 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 433 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48% ranks 21st as they have 309 attempts while they have given up 335 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blackhawks/Coyotes NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -150
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago -150
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