Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at -140 and the Oilers at +127.
Chicago has a record of 17-13-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-8-3-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 103 goals and surrendered 94 goals for a point differential of +9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 17-18-0 and an over/under record of 13-20-0. Edmonton has a record of 17-18-2 including 8-10-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 111 goals and have given up 117 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 17-20-0 while their over/under mark is 18-18-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 17-18-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 13-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-20-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 18-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body IR (12/27)
12/13/17 D Cody Franson Upper Body IR (12/08)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/19/17 D Oscar Klefbom Upper Body IR (12/18)
Patrick Kane has scored 35 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 15 goals this season with 122 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 20 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Toews averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 9 goals on 96 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Anton Forsberg has 2 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 276 shots against him and he's surrendered 25 goals. He's made 251 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has 45 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 14 goals this year with 102 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 21.3 minutes played per contest. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 90 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 14 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 786 shots against him and he's given up 73 goals. He's made 713 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 39 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 103 goals while giving up 94 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 27th respectively. They have had 137 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 29th in the league. The Blackhawks have given up 114 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.48% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 24th in the league with a total of 36 points this season. They have 17 power play goals on 102 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 118 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Oilers are 13th with a total of 111 goals scored while they've given up 117 goals this season, ranking 8th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.73%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 27th overall in the NHL.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 53% as they've tried 2,293 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,031 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 12th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.1% as they have 1,618 shots while they've given up 1,548 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.1% for the year. That puts them 2nd and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,064 face-off wins as opposed to 1,138 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 667 hits and they've blocked 483 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Oilers are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 1,133 face-off wins compared to 1,161 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,000 hits and they have blocked 563 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. Edmonton is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.3% as they've attempted 2,377 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,085 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.8% ranks 2nd as they have 1,769 attempts while they have given up 1,522 shots on the defensive end.
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