Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Parlay 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to PPG Paints Arena to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +131 and the Penguins at -145.
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Chicago has a record of 9-8-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-4-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've tallied 59 goals and surrendered 52 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-10-0 and an over/under record of 10-8-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 11-7-3, including 6-0-1 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 58 goals and have given up 73 for a goal differential of -15. Their record against the spread is 11-10-0 while their over/under mark is 11-10-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 9-10-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 10-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-10-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-10-0 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 Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/13/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion IR (10/16)
10/23/17 RW Carter Rowney Hand IR (10/21)
Player SpotlightCorey Crawford has 8 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 484 shots against him and he's surrendered 34 goals. He's made 450 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Jonathan Toews has scored 12 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 5 goals this season with 54 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 6 goals on 63 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year.
Sidney Crosby has 16 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 6 goals this year with 67 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 20.6 minutes played per contest. Matthew Murray has 11 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 488 shots against him and he's given up 46 goals. He's made 442 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Malkin averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 7 goals on 63 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Blackhawks have given up 71 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85% this season. That is 7th in the league. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.98% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 5th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blackhawks are 15th overall with 20 total points this year. They are 10th in the league with 59 goals and 22nd in goals allowed with 52. They've had 82 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Penguins are 14th with a total of 58 goals scored while they are 2nd with 73 goals surrendered this season. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.85%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th in the league. The Penguins have a total of 25 points this season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have had 19 power play goals on 80 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 4th overall. They've given up 83 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 22nd when short-handed.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've tried 1,228 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,146 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 15th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.1% as they have 876 shots while they've given up 874 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43% for the year. That puts them 2nd and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 595 face-off wins as opposed to 636 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 386 hits and they've blocked 272 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.5% for the year. That ranks them 6th and 25th respectively in the NHL. They have 676 face-off wins as opposed to 680 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 465 hits and they've blocked 314 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 51.4% as they've tried 1,275 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,207 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 983 shots while they've given up 893 attempts on defense.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -145 and under 6 total goals
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