Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +101 and the Senators at -111.
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Chicago has a record of 20-15-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-9-4-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 125 goals and given up 114 goals for a point differential of +11. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-21-0 and an over/under record of 18-20-0. Ottawa has a record of 14-17-9 including 9-7-5-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 111 goals and surrendered 138 for a goal differential of -27. Their record against the spread is 14-26-0 while their over/under record is 21-19-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 19-21-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 18-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 14-26-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 21-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/29/17 C Artem Anisimov Upper Body IR (12/28)
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body 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 Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/22/17 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle IR (12/16)
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
01/06/18 D Dion Phaneuf Knee injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago
01/06/18 C Nate Thompson Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago
Anton Forsberg has 2 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 340 shots against him and he's given up 31 goals. He's made 309 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Patrick Kane has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 17 goals this year with 145 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 12 goals on 116 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the season.
Mike Hoffman has scored 28 total points this year for the Senators. He has 10 goals this season with 135 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Craig Anderson has 11 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Senators. He has 878 shots against him and he's surrendered 89 goals. He's made 789 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Mark Stone averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 17 goals on 91 shots. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks have allowed 130 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 12th in the NHL. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.83% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 6th in the league. The Blackhawks has 46 total points this season, ranking 21st in the NHL in offense. They are 16th in the league with 125 goals while they've given up 114 goals, which is 25th overall. They have had 153 power play opportunities and scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Senators are 26th with 111 goals scored while they are 6th in the NHL with 138 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.03%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 29th place in the league. The Senators have a total of 37 points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 21 power play goals on 133 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 27th. They've allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, which is 28th overall.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 53% as they've tried 2,686 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,383 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.9% as they have 1,898 shots while they've given up 1,829 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 57.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.8% for the year. That puts them 2nd and 30th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,262 face-off wins as opposed to 1,305 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 21st overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago has 777 hits and they've blocked 554 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 28th in the league.
The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 24th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,284 face-off wins as opposed to 1,151 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Ottawa has 934 hits and they've blocked 643 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. Ottawa is ranked 21st in Corsi percentage with 49% as they've tried 2,301 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,392 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 49.3%, as they have 1,701 shots while they've given up 1,749 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blackhawks/Senators NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa -111
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa -111
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