Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +118 and the Flames at -130.
Chicago has a record of 24-20-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-10-4-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They have tallied 150 goals and surrendered 141 goals for a point differential of +9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-27-0 and an over/under record of 22-27-0. Calgary has a record of 25-18-8 including 12-13-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 143 goals and have given up 146 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 25-26-0 while their over/under mark is 23-27-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-27-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 22-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 25-26-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 23-27-0 against the over/under this season
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)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/29/17 RW Michael Frolik Jaw IR (12/28)
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Jonathan Toews has scored 33 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 14 goals this season with 147 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 19 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 20 goals on 176 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year. Jeff Glass has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 288 shots against him and he's surrendered 26 goals. He's made 262 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Johnny Gaudreau has 58 total points this season for the Flames. He has 15 goals this year with 148 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 43 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Sean Monahan averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 23 goals on 133 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Mike Smith has 20 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has 1,352 shots against him and he's given up 105 goals. He's made 1,247 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 55 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 150 goals while giving up 141 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 20th respectively. They have had 187 power play chances and scored 28 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the league. The Blackhawks have given up 158 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.57% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 17th in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 30 power play goals on 173 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. They've given up 168 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 17th overall. As a team, the Flames are 20th with a total of 143 goals scored while they've given up 146 goals this season, ranking 15th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.53%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 3,342 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,966 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51% as they have 2,350 attempts while they have given up 2,261 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 56.8% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.2% for the season. That is 30th overall in the NHL. They have 1,563 face-off wins compared to 1,585 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Chicago has 917 hits and they have blocked 705 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Flames are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.8% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,566 face-off wins compared to 1,601 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Calgary has 917 hits and they have blocked 699 shots from the opposition, which is 25th in the league. Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52% as they've attempted 3,268 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,014 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51% ranks 11th as they have 2,409 attempts while they have given up 2,315 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blackhawks/Flames NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +118
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +118
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