Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at -150 and the Blackhawks at +136.
Colorado has a record of 35-24-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-16-4-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 205 goals and surrendered 193 goals for a point differential of +12. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-30-0 and an over/under record of 35-26-0. Chicago has a record of 28-30-8 including 15-14-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 188 goals and have given up 195 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 28-38-0 while their over/under mark is 29-34-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-30-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 28-38-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 29-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
03/04/18 D Mark Alt Acquired is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago
03/04/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion IR (03/04)
03/04/18 C Colin Wilson Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago
02/19/18 D Erik Johnson Upper Body IR (02/18)
02/19/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head IR (02/16)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
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)
03/04/18 D Jan Rutta Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
Mikko Rantanen has scored 64 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 22 goals this season with 140 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 42 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 31 goals on 213 attempts. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 77 points on the year. Semyon Varlamov has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Avalanche. He has 1,212 shots against him and he's surrendered 105 goals. He's made 1,107 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Patrick Kane has 62 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 24 goals this year with 236 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Toews averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 17 goals on 192 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the year. Anton Forsberg has 8 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 765 shots against him and he's given up 72 goals. He's made 693 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 76 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 205 goals while giving up 193 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 15th respectively. They have had 243 power play chances and scored 49 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the league. The Avalanche have given up 225 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 3rd when short-handed. They average 29 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.72% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 24th in the league with a total of 64 points this season. They have 37 power play goals on 234 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the NHL. They've given up 193 power play opportunities and surrendered 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Blackhawks are 19th with a total of 188 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals this season, ranking 14th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.22%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 18th overall in the NHL.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 46.9% as they've tried 3,528 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,991 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 46.9% as they have 2,623 shots while they've given up 2,966 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That puts them 21st and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,695 face-off wins as opposed to 2,162 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.9%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 1,252 hits and they've blocked 1,025 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Blackhawks are 2nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.6% for the season, which is 30th in the NHL. They have 2,020 face-off wins compared to 2,062 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,132 hits and they have blocked 907 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.8% as they've attempted 4,400 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,786 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.8% ranks 5th as they have 3,088 attempts while they have given up 2,879 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Avalanche/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -150
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado -150
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