Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Honda Center to play the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +104 and the Ducks at -115.
Chicago has a record of 27-29-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 12-15-5-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 180 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of -6. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-37-0 and an over/under record of 27-34-0. Anaheim has a record of 32-21-12 including 17-9-5-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 180 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 32-33-0 while their over/under record is 24-40-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 27-37-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 27-34-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 32-33-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 24-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Concussion IR (12/26)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Concussion IR (10/03)
03/02/18 D Jan Rutta Lower Body is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Los Angeles
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
03/03/18 C Ryan Getzlaf Illness is "?" Sunday vs Chicago
Anton Forsberg has 7 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 712 shots against him and he's given up 65 goals. He's made 647 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Patrick Kane has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 23 goals this year with 227 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 16 goals on 188 shots. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Ryan Getzlaf has scored 42 total points this year for the Ducks. He has 9 goals this season with 95 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Ryan Miller has 8 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Ducks. He has 597 shots against him and he's surrendered 45 goals. He's made 552 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Rickard Rakell averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 26 goals on 177 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have allowed 189 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 10th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.10% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 14th in the league. The Blackhawks has 62 total points this season, ranking 24th in the NHL in offense. They are 22nd in the league with 180 goals while they've given up 186 goals, which is 18th overall. They have had 227 power play opportunities and scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Ducks are 21st with 180 goals scored while they are 22nd in the NHL with 180 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.12%. They give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Ducks have a total of 76 points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 31 power play goals on 176 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 24th. They've allowed 233 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, which is 5th overall.
Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7%, as they've attempted 4,260 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,675 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 2,983 attempts while they have given up 2,788 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57.5% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.5% for the season. That is 30th overall in the NHL. They have 1,961 face-off wins compared to 2,006 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,116 hits and they have blocked 887 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 47.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.9% for the year. That ranks them 30th and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 2,017 face-off wins as opposed to 1,917 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,582 hits and they've blocked 991 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 12th in blocked shots. Anaheim is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 3,675 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,085 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 21st in the NHL at 47.5%, as they have 2,795 shots while they've given up 3,094 attempts on defense.
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