Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +109 and the Wild at -120.
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Chicago has a record of 6-5-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-3-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 41 goals and given up 34 goals for a point differential of +7. For the season they have an ATS record of 6-7-0 and an over/under record of 7-5-0. Minnesota is 5-4-2 including 3-2-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 37 goals and surrendered 33 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 5-6-0 while their over/under record is 7-3-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-7-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 5-6-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
11/03/17 D Gustav Forsling Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota
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 Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back is out indefinitely
10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
Patrick Kane has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 5 goals this year with 41 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 4 goals on 35 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 6 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 341 shots against him and he's given up 20 goals. He's made 321 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Chris Stewart has scored 8 total points this year for the Wild. He has 6 goals this season with 22 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 27%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 13.8 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 4 goals on 31 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 4 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Wild. He has 253 shots against him and he's surrendered 24 goals. He's made 229 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 14 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 13th in the league in goals scored with 41 while they've given up 34 goals, ranking them 22nd overall. They have had 59 power play opportunities and have scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 27th in the NHL. The Blackhawks have allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 9th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.58% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 12 points this year. They have 7 power play goals on 38 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks them 15th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 42 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. That is 17th in the NHL. As a team, the Wild are 20th in the league with 37 goals scored while they've given up 33 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.31%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 15th in the NHL.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've tried 798 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 806 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 14th in Corsi percentage. They are 24th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48% as they have 566 shots while they've given up 612 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 55.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 27th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 425 face-off wins as opposed to 420 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 267 hits and they've blocked 194 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Wild are 15th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 346 face-off wins compared to 336 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 193 hits and they have blocked 160 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Minnesota is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've attempted 576 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 636 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.2% ranks 26th as they have 443 attempts while they have given up 476 shots on the defensive end.
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