Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +111 and the Blackhawks at -123.
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Minnesota has a record of 22-17-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-13-1-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 123 goals and given up 123 goals for a point differential of 0. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-20-0 and an over/under record of 23-17-0. Chicago is 20-15-6 including 11-6-2-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 125 goals and surrendered 114 for a goal differential of +11. Their record against the spread is 20-21-0 while their over/under record is 18-21-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 22-20-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 23-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 20-21-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 18-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
01/08/18 C Mikko Koivu Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Calgary
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)
Jason Zucker has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Wild. He has 15 goals this year with 101 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 17.2 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 121 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 15 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 831 shots against him and he's given up 70 goals. He's made 761 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has scored 40 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 17 goals this season 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. 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. Anton Forsberg has 2 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 340 shots against him and he's surrendered 31 goals. He's made 309 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 47 total points this season, which ranks them 17th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 123 while they've given up 123 goals, ranking them 15th overall. They have had 128 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. The Wild have allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 8th in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.94% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 18th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 21st in the NHL with a total of 46 points this year. They have 22 power play goals on 153 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranks them 29th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 130 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 12th in the NHL. As a team, the Blackhawks are 16th in the league with 125 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.83%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46% as they've tried 2,167 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,547 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.1% as they have 1,677 shots while they've given up 1,885 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That puts them 26th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,266 face-off wins as opposed to 1,243 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 715 hits and they've blocked 662 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
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 ranks them 2nd and 30th respectively in the NHL. 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 in the league. On defense Chicago has 777 hits and they've blocked 554 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 28th in blocked shots. Chicago is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 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. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 50.9%, as they have 1,898 shots while they've given up 1,829 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -123
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -123
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