Chicago Blackhawks at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 3/24/2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Barclays Center to play the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +104 and the Islanders at -136.
Chicago has a record of 30-36-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-19-5-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 211 goals and given up 233 goals for a point differential of -22. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-45-0 and an over/under record of 34-37-0. New York is 31-33-10 including 17-15-4-1 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 241 goals and surrendered 270 for a goal differential of -29. Their record against the spread is 31-43-0 while their over/under record is 45-26-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 30-45-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 34-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 31-43-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 45-26-0 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)
03/22/18 C Jonathan Toews Upper Body is out indefinitely
03/10/18 LW Anthony Duclair Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
03/22/18 D Brandon Davidson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Chicago
02/24/18 C Alan Quine Lower Body IR (02/22)
02/19/18 GO Thomas Greiss Lower Body IR (02/16)
02/08/18 D Scott Mayfield Lower Body IR (02/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Upper Body IR (01/18)
Jonathan Toews has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 20 goals this year with 211 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 25 goals on 267 shots. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 71 points on the season. Anton Forsberg has 9 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 851 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 770 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Anders Lee has scored 58 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 38 goals this season with 190 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey averages 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 140 shots. He has 51 assists, giving him a total of 69 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 25 losses this year in goal for the Islanders. He has 1,649 shots against him and he's surrendered 155 goals. He's made 1,494 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have 69 total points this season, which ranks them 25th in the NHL. They are 21st in the league in goals scored with 211 while they've given up 233 goals, ranking them 10th overall. They have had 259 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the NHL. The Blackhawks have allowed 220 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, putting them 19th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.16% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 20th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 22nd in the NHL with a total of 72 points this year. They have 52 power play goals on 230 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. That ranks them 5th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. That is 31st in the NHL. As a team, the Islanders are 6th in the league with 241 goals scored while they've given up 270 goals, which is 1st overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.41%. As a team they give up 36 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Chicago is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 4,910 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,362 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.2% as they have 3,480 attempts while they have given up 3,312 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 9th in the league. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 56.3% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.7% for the season. That is 30th overall in the NHL. They have 2,306 face-off wins compared to 2,328 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,278 hits and they have blocked 1,050 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the year. That ranks them 31st and 2nd respectively in the NHL. They have 2,175 face-off wins as opposed to 2,298 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 24th in the league. On defense New York has 1,669 hits and they've blocked 1,127 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 11th in blocked shots. New York is ranked 28th in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 4,241 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,700 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 46.6%, as they have 3,123 shots while they've given up 3,573 attempts on defense.
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