Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Consol Energy Center
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +120 and the Penguins at -133. The over/under has been set at 6.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 48-21-7 and on the road they have a record of 23-12-2. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 229 goals and given up 197 goals for a point differential of +32. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-28 and an over/under record of 36-29-11. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 46-18-11 including 29-5-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 258 goals and surrendered 211 for a goal differential of +47. The Penguins have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-29 while their over/under record sits at 44-27-4.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 44-28 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 36-29-11 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 43-29 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 44-27-4 against the over/under
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
03/20/17 C Artem Anisimov Leg out indefinitely
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
03/28/17 LW Conor Sheary Lower Body is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
03/28/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
03/26/17 LW Tom Sestito Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
03/22/17 C Jake Guentzel Concussion out indefinitely
03/17/17 D Ron Hainsey Upper Body out indefinitely
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
03/04/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee out indefinitely
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand out indefinitely
Patrick Kane has accumulated 82 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 34 goals this season with 276 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 21.6 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 184 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 30 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,545 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,419 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 42 goals on 241 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 28 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,305 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,204 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 103 total points this season. They have scored 229 goals while giving up 197 goals. They have had 214 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Blackhawks have allowed 195 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.90% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have a total of 103 points on the season. They have 55 power play goals on 245 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 240 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 258 goals scored while they've given up 211 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 4,290 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,286 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 3,098 attempts while they've given up 3,164 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. They have 2,092 face off wins compared to 2,268 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense Chicago has 1,100 hits and they've blocked 1,122 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,457 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,409 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.3% as they have 3,385 shots while they've given up 3,215 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.6% as they've compiled 2,246 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,472 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 1,194 shot attempts and they have 1,864 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Blackhawks/Penguins NHL game against the moneyline? Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -133 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -133
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.