Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/3/2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (9-6-0, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Chicago Blackhawks (3-6-2, 6th in the Central Division) on Sunday. The Ducks open this matchup at -155 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +140. The O/U is set at 6. The Blackhawks cover 27.3% of the time, having gone 3-8 SU. The Ducks cover 60.0% of the time, going 9-6 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game with a record of 3 victories and 6 losses, which puts them at 6th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 25 goals which ranks 15th in the conference and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -8, which puts them at 24th in the league. The Blackhawks have a total of 8 points, which ranks 29th in the league and 14th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 336 which ranks 15th in the Western Conference and 28th in the league. As a unit, Chicago has earned a total of 261 hits which means they have an average of 23.7 per game. They have a total of 115 blocks for the season. 0
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 0 loss against the Nashville Predators in their previous game. The Blackhawks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. For this matchup, they earned a goal on 0 of the 20 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Chicago had 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 29 and the Corsi against was 58 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 33.3%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against sat at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 35.8%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 37.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 90.9 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Nashville Predators tallied a total of 51 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they earned 5 power play attempts.
The Ducks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 9 wins and 6 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league with +5. They have earned a total of 41 goals for the year which has them at 6th in the West. Anaheim has a save percentage as a team of .927 which has them ranked 2nd in the league, which means they are a tough team to score against. They are shooting 9.9% which is good for 6th in the West. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having an average season by giving up 2.51 goals per contest and that has him 9th among West goalies and 14th in the NHL. In the 695 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 29 goals. He has a save % of .926, which has him placed 4th among West goalies and 7th in the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks faced the Vancouver Canucks in an outing where the Ducks ended up with the win by a tally of 2 - 1. For this game, Anaheim wound up with a 35.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 28 and the other team having a Corsi of 51. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 32.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Canucks having earned a 44 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 103.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 23.4%. The Ducks notched 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Canucks had 5 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Anaheim conceded 40 shots on goal and the Canucks earned 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+140)
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