Saturday, March 18, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -210 and the Maple Leafs at +175. The over/under has been set at 5.
Chicago comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 45-20-5 and on the road they have a record of 22-11-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 210 goals and given up 174 goals for a point differential of +36. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-25 and an over/under record of 32-27-11. Toronto shows up with a record of 32-23-14 including 17-10-6 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 211 goals and surrendered 206 for a goal differential of +5. The Maple Leafs have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-37 while their over/under record sits at 31-35-3.
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Patrick Kane has accumulated 77 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 31 goals this season with 256 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 21.5 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 168 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 28 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,440 shots against him and has given up 115 goals. He has made 1,325 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Auston Matthews has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 31 goals this season with 235 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 17.8 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 28 goals on 205 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 28 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 1,801 shots against him and has given up 149 goals. He has made 1,652 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 95 total points this season. They have scored 210 goals while giving up 174 goals. They have had 197 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Blackhawks have allowed 181 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.93% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Maple Leafs have a total of 78 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 207 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 221 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 211 goals scored while they've given up 206 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.44%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 3,950 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,961 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.2% as they have 2,838 attempts while they've given up 2,930 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. They have 1,919 face off wins compared to 2,080 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense has 1,001 hits and they've blocked 1,031 shots from the opposition.
Toronto has attempted 4,211 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,223 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 3,171 shots while they've given up 3,207 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.9% as they've compiled 2,084 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,181 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,016 shot attempts and they have 1,664 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 42-25 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 32-27-11 against the over/under
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 31-37 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 31-35-3 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
03/15/17 C Artem Anisimov Leg expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
03/17/17 RW Ben Smith Finger out indefinitely
02/28/17 D Connor Carrick Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto +175
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