Chicago Blackhawks at Washington Capitals NHL Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +131 and the Capitals at -145.
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Chicago has a record of 12-10-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-5-3. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 82 goals and surrendered 73 goals for a point differential of +9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 12-15-0 and an over/under record of 12-14-0. Washington has a record of 15-11-1 including 10-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 84 goals and have given up 84 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 16-12-0 while their over/under mark is 15-13-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 12-15-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 12-14-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 16-12-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 15-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/02/17 GO Corey Crawford Undisclosed IR (11/30)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
12/04/17 C Chandler Stephenson Upper Body is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
12/04/17 RW T.J. Oshie Upper Body left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
10/24/17 LW Andre Burakovsky Thumb IR (10/21)
Jonathan Toews has scored 18 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 7 goals this season with 77 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 10 goals on 94 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the year. Anton Forsberg has 1 win and 3 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 244 shots against him and he's surrendered 21 goals. He's made 223 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Nicklas Backstrom has 20 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 3 goals this year with 44 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Alex Ovechkin averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 19 goals on 125 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Braden Holtby has 14 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 628 shots against him and he's given up 51 goals. He's made 577 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 29 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 82 goals while giving up 73 scores, which has them ranked 11th and 24th respectively. They have had 112 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the league. The Blackhawks have given up 97 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.91% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Capitals are 13th in the league with a total of 31 points this season. They have 18 power play goals on 86 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. They've given up 99 power play opportunities and surrendered 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 23rd overall. As a team, the Capitals are 14th with a total of 80 goals scored while they've given up 83 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.24%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 1,718 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,612 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.9% as they have 1,225 shots while they've given up 1,229 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 56.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.2% for the year. That puts them 2nd and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 831 face-off wins as opposed to 884 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 524 hits and they've blocked 383 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That ranks them 19th and 13th respectively in the NHL. They have 889 face-off wins as opposed to 814 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.2%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Washington has 619 hits and they've blocked 399 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 11th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've tried 1,523 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,671 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 30th in the NHL at 46.9%, as they have 1,124 shots while they've given up 1,272 attempts on defense.
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