Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Bell MTS Place
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Bell MTS Place to play the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +109 and the Jets at -120.
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Chicago has a record of 15-11-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 6-6-3. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 93 goals and given up 84 goals for a point differential of +9. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-16-0 and an over/under record of 13-17-0. Winnipeg has a record of 18-8-5 including 11-2-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 107 goals and surrendered 87 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 18-13-0 while their over/under record is 18-13-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 15-16-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 13-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 18-13-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 18-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/12/17 D Cody Franson Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Winnipeg
12/12/17 D Jan Rutta Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Winnipeg
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
12/11/17 D Dustin Byfuglien Lower Body is "?"
11/19/17 D Toby Enstrom Lower Body IR (11/18)
Corey Crawford has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 757 shots against him and he's given up 51 goals. He's made 706 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Patrick Kane has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 11 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 9 goals on 88 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the season.
Nikolaj Ehlers has scored 24 total points this year for the Jets. He has 14 goals this season with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 15.7 minutes played per game. Connor Hellebuyck has 16 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Jets. He has 729 shots against him and he's surrendered 58 goals. He's made 671 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Mark Scheifele averages 21.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 14 goals on 64 shots. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have allowed 106 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% this year. That is 4th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.65% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 5th in the league. The Blackhawks has 35 total points this season, ranking 13th in the NHL in offense. They are 14th in the league with 93 goals while they've given up 84 goals, which is 24th overall. They have had 125 power play opportunities and scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Jets are 4th with 107 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 87 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.57%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 11th place in the league. The Jets have a total of 41 points this year, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 29 power play goals on 112 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks their power play unit 4th. They've allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 22nd overall.
Chicago is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.5%, as they've attempted 2,006 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,817 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.7% as they have 1,428 attempts while they have given up 1,389 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57.6% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.4% for the season. That is 30th overall in the NHL. They have 960 face-off wins compared to 1,006 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That ranks them 21st in the league. On defense Chicago has 609 hits and they have blocked 428 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Jets are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 1,012 face-off wins compared to 907 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Winnipeg has 685 hits and they have blocked 466 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Winnipeg is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.6% as they've attempted 1,674 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,842 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.9% ranks 24th as they have 1,266 attempts while they have given up 1,376 shots on the defensive end.
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