Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The Toronto Maple Leafs head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Maple Leafs at +185 and the Blackhawks at +120.
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Toronto has a record of 26-18-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-10-3-1. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 155 goals and surrendered 143 goals for a point differential of +12. For the year they have an ATS mark of 26-23-0 and an over/under record of 23-22-0. Chicago has a record of 22-19-6 including 12-10-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 139 goals and have given up 132 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 22-25-0 while their over/under mark is 20-25-0.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 26-23-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 23-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 22-25-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 20-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/18/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Lower Body IR (12/11)
12/17/17 D Nikita Zaitsev Foot IR (12/16)
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
01/22/18 D Morgan Rielly Arm IR (01/20)
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)
Nazem Kadri has scored 25 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 14 goals this season with 116 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Auston Matthews averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 21 goals on 124 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Frederik Andersen has 23 wins and 14 losses this season in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 1,384 shots against him and he's surrendered 111 goals. He's made 1,273 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Jonathan Toews has 31 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 14 goals this year with 137 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 165 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the year. Jeff Glass has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has 252 shots against him and he's given up 23 goals. He's made 229 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 57 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 155 goals while giving up 143 scores, which has them ranked 5th and 11th respectively. They have had 137 power play chances and scored 28 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 10th in the league. The Maple Leafs have given up 148 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.11% for the year. They allow 34 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks are 23rd in the league with a total of 50 points this season. They have 26 power play goals on 175 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 150 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 9th overall. As a team, the Blackhawks are 15th with a total of 139 goals scored while they've given up 132 goals this season, ranking 19th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.54%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've tried 2,942 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,967 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 21st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.5% as they have 2,159 shots while they've given up 2,296 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That puts them 24th and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,606 face-off wins as opposed to 1,498 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 8th overall in the NHL. On defense Toronto has 1,003 hits and they've blocked 671 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 20th in the league.
The Blackhawks are 2nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.9% for the season, which is 30th in the NHL. They have 1,455 face-off wins compared to 1,473 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 17th in the league. On defense Chicago has 866 hits and they have blocked 642 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.2% as they've attempted 3,098 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,724 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.1% ranks 12th as they have 2,180 attempts while they have given up 2,082 shots on the defensive end.
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