Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +153 and the Wild at -170.
Chicago has a record of 24-22-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-10-5-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They have tallied 157 goals and surrendered 152 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-30-0 and an over/under record of 23-28-0. Minnesota has a record of 29-19-6 including 18-4-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 162 goals and have given up 156 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 29-25-0 while their over/under mark is 29-23-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-30-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 23-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 29-25-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 29-23-0 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)
02/08/18 D Jan Rutta Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
02/07/18 D Jonas Brodin Upper Body is out indefinitely
Patrick Kane has scored 53 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 21 goals this season with 189 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Toews averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 15 goals on 154 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 35 points on the year. Jeff Glass has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 349 shots against him and he's surrendered 32 goals. He's made 317 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jason Zucker has 40 total points this season for the Wild. He has 22 goals this year with 138 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 17.1 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 24 goals on 147 attempts. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 21 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 1,108 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 1,015 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 56 total points this year, which is 22nd in the NHL. They've scored 157 goals while giving up 152 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 21st respectively. They have had 197 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 29th in the league. The Blackhawks have given up 164 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.47% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 11th in the league with a total of 64 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 163 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL. They've given up 193 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Wild are 12th with a total of 162 goals scored while they've given up 156 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.01%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 3,561 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,157 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.1% as they have 2,504 attempts while they have given up 2,392 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 1,652 face-off wins compared to 1,694 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense Chicago has 965 hits and they have blocked 765 shots from the opposition, putting them 20th overall.
The Wild are 22nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 1,608 face-off wins compared to 1,619 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 924 hits and they have blocked 847 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. Minnesota is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.3% as they've attempted 2,828 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,286 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.2% ranks 29th as they have 2,179 attempts while they have given up 2,439 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blackhawks/Wild NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +153
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +153
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