Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Parlay 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (4-7-3, 6th in the Central Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (9-3-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at United Center on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The line on this game has the Canucks coming in at -105 and the Blackhawks are at -105. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Canucks are covering 53.9% of the time, having gone 7-6 SU. Chicago covers 28.6% of the time, going 4-10 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 3 defeats, which is good for 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 52 goals which is good for 2nd in the conference and 6th in the league. Their goal differential is +17, which is good for 3rd in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 21 pts, which is good for 6th in the league and 3rd in the West. In the matter of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 510 which is good for 5th in the conference and 7th in the league. As a group, Vancouver has compiled a total of 184 hits which means they are averaging 12.3 per game. They currently have a total of 165 blocks for the season. Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has played 612 minutes protecting the goal for the year. Markstrom is allowing 2.45 GAA which ranks him 10th among West goaltenders and 15th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's surrendered 25 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918 which ranks him 11th among West goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2 - 1 loss against the St. Louis Blues in their previous game. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 34 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. Vancouver had 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 39 and the Corsi against was 36 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.0%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 26, which means they earned a rate of 53.6%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 26.8% and they had a PDO of 95.7 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the St. Louis Blues put up 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Blackhawks will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 4 victories and 7 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the conference and 25th in the league with -10. They currently have a total of 33 goals for this year which is good for 15th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a save percentage as a team of .914 which has them ranked 10th in the league, which means scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.8% ranking them 14th in the Western Conference. In net for is Robin Lehner who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.33 goals per contest and that has him 6th among Western Conference goalies and 10th in the NHL. In the 490 mins he has played this year, he's allowed 19 goals. He holds a save percentage of .935, which has him sitting 2nd among Western Conference goalies and 4th in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks opposed the San Jose Sharks in a matchup where the Blackhawks took the defeat by a tally of 4 - 2. In this game, Chicago went home with a 37.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 26 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 41.5% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Sharks having a 31 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.7 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Blackhawks scored 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Chicago gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Sharks ended up with 6 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-105) and under 2.5 total goals
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