Anaheim Ducks at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Anaheim Ducks head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Ducks at -115 and the Blackhawks at +104.
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Anaheim has a record of 27-20-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-11-7-5. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 161 goals and surrendered 166 goals for a point differential of -5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-31-0 and an over/under record of 22-35-0. Chicago has a record of 24-25-8 including 12-12-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 160 goals and have given up 166 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 24-33-0 while their over/under mark is 25-29-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 27-31-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 22-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-33-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-29-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Vertigo IR (12/26)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
02/09/18 D Jan Rutta Upper Body IR (02/05)
Brandon Montour has scored 22 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 6 goals this season with 116 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Rickard Rakell averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 22 goals on 155 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the year. John Gibson has 19 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Ducks. He has 1,364 shots against him and he's surrendered 106 goals. He's made 1,258 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has 53 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 21 goals this year with 201 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Toews averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 165 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Jeff Glass has 3 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 413 shots against him and he's given up 42 goals. He's made 371 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have 65 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 161 goals while giving up 166 scores, which has them ranked 19th and 14th respectively. They have had 161 power play chances and scored 28 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the league. The Ducks have given up 209 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.11% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 23rd in the league with a total of 56 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 209 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 178 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Blackhawks are 21st with a total of 160 goals scored while they've given up 166 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.14%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 14th overall in the NHL.
Anaheim has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've tried 3,307 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,595 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48% as they have 2,512 shots while they've given up 2,720 attempts on defense. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 47.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.8% for the year. That puts them 29th and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,810 face-off wins as opposed to 1,709 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 7th overall in the NHL. On defense Anaheim has 1,417 hits and they've blocked 875 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Blackhawks are 2nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.7% for the season, which is 30th in the NHL. They have 1,729 face-off wins compared to 1,770 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,000 hits and they have blocked 796 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.4% as they've attempted 3,738 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,264 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.6% ranks 7th as they have 2,632 attempts while they have given up 2,468 shots on the defensive end.
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