Ottawa Senators at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 2/21/2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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The Ottawa Senators head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Senators at +153 and the Blackhawks at -170.
Ottawa has a record of 21-28-9 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-17-4-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 158 goals and surrendered 204 goals for a point differential of -46. For the year they have an ATS mark of 21-37-0 and an over/under record of 31-27-0. Chicago has a record of 25-27-8 including 13-14-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 170 goals and have given up 173 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 25-35-0 while their over/under mark is 26-31-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 21-37-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 31-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 25-35-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 26-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
02/19/18 LW Ryan Dzingel Personal is "?" Wednesday vs Chicago
02/07/18 LW Alexandre Burrows Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 03/02 vs Vegas)
02/04/18 RW Bobby Ryan Finger IR (02/01)
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)
02/16/18 D Jan Rutta Upper Body IR (02/05)
Mike Hoffman has scored 39 total points this year for the Senators. He has 16 goals this season with 183 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Erik Karlsson averages 26.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by tallying 5 goals on 143 attempts. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 17 wins and 18 losses this season in goal for the Senators. He has 1,339 shots against him and he's surrendered 130 goals. He's made 1,209 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Patrick Kane has 55 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 22 goals this year with 214 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 20.3 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 16 goals on 176 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year. Anton Forsberg has 6 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 643 shots against him and he's given up 59 goals. He's made 584 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 51 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 158 goals while giving up 204 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 2nd respectively. They have had 178 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the league. The Senators have given up 171 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.96% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 23rd in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 35 power play goals on 219 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 185 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 6th overall. As a team, the Blackhawks are 18th with a total of 170 goals scored while they've given up 173 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.17%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
Ottawa is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.3%, as they've attempted 3,275 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,649 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.5% as they have 2,426 attempts while they have given up 2,681 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 24th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 1,811 face-off wins compared to 1,691 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,377 hits and they have blocked 968 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
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 1,829 face-off wins compared to 1,852 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,073 hits and they have blocked 836 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.8% as they've attempted 3,981 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,414 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52% ranks 6th as they have 2,792 attempts while they have given up 2,578 shots on the defensive end.
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