Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +175 and the Wild at -190. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Chicago comes into this matchup having played 54 games. They have an overall record of 32-17-5 and on the road they have a record of 14-10-1. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 152 goals and given up 141 goals for a point differential of +11. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-22 and an over/under record of 21-22-11. Minnesota shows up with a record of 34-12-5 including 17-6-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 172 goals and surrendered 119 for a goal differential of +53. The Wild have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-17 while their over/under record sits at 25-18-8.
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Patrick Kane has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 17 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Artem Anisimov has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 18 goals on 87 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 20 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,074 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 985 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Wild. He has 7 goals this season with 97 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 129 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 28 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,184 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 1,104 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blackhawks have 69 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 141 goals. They have had 162 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Blackhawks have allowed 144 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.51% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 73 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 140 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 142 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 172 goals scored while they've given up 119 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.35%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 3,018 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,981 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.9% as they have 2,141 attempts while they've given up 2,235 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. They have 1,499 face off wins compared to 1,611 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.2%. On defense Chicago has 792 hits and they've blocked 746 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,781 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,965 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.6% as they have 2,090 shots while they've given up 2,208 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.7% as they've compiled 1,597 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,490 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 757 shot attempts and they have 809 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 30-22 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 21-22-11 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 32-17 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 25-18-8 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
01/30/17 D Michal Rozsival Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
01/18/17 D Jonas Brodin Finger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -190
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