Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Parlay 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +101 and the Avalanche at -111.
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Chicago has a record of 5-3-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-2-1. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 34 goals and surrendered 26 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-5-0 and an over/under record of 6-3-0. Colorado has a record of 5-4-0, including 3-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 28 goals and have given up 24 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 5-4-0 while their over/under mark is 4-5-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 5-5-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 5-4-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 4-5-0 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 Colorado Avalanche Injuries
10/27/17 D Patrik Nemeth Lower Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Vegas
10/22/17 LW J.T. Compher Thumb IR (10/22)
10/22/17 C Tyson Jost Lower Body IR (10/22)
Player SpotlightCorey Crawford has 5 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 268 shots against him and he's surrendered 17 goals. He's made 251 stops for a save percentage of 94%. Patrick Kane has scored 12 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 5 goals this season with 30 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Toews averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 3 goals on 28 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year.
Matt Duchene has 8 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 3 goals this year with 20 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Semyon Varlamov has 4 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 197 shots against him and he's given up 14 goals. He's made 183 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Tyson Barrie averages 22.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 2 goals on 26 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Blackhawks have given up 41 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85% this season. That is 7th in the league. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.07% for the year. They allow 36 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, ranking them 4th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blackhawks are 9th overall with 12 total points this year. They are 5th in the league with 34 goals and 21st in goals allowed with 26. They've had 44 power play chances and scored 7 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 18th with a total of 28 goals scored while they are 25th with 24 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.86%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 10 points this season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have had 6 power play goals on 40 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 23rd overall. They've given up 36 power play opportunities and surrendered 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th when short-handed.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've tried 590 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 645 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 23rd in Corsi percentage. They are 31st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 45.1% as they have 406 shots while they've given up 494 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.4% for the year. That puts them 5th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 325 face-off wins as opposed to 323 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 213 hits and they've blocked 151 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Avalanche are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 246 face-off wins compared to 299 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.1%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Colorado has 148 hits and they have blocked 116 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Colorado is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.9% as they've attempted 489 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 531 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.8% ranks 24th as they have 380 attempts while they have given up 415 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -111 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -111 and under 5.5 total goals
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