Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets Predictions, NHL Picks 2/16/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+115) Jets (-127)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (29-25-5, 4th in the Central Division) play the Chicago Blackhawks (25-24-8, 7th in the Central Division) at Bell MTS Place on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The Blackhawks open this contest at +115 while the Jets are coming in at -127. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Blackhawks cover 40.7% of the time, having gone 22-32 SU. Winnipeg covers 46.4% of the time, going 26-30 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks come into the game with a record of 25 victories and 24 losses, ranking them 7th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 163 goals which puts them at 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league. Their goal differential is -14, ranking them 25th in the league. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 58 pts, which puts them at 25th in the league and 12th in the West. in respect to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,792 which puts them at 8th in the West and 17th in the league. As a unit, Chicago has compiled a total of 1,206 hits which means they are averaging 21.2 per game. They currently have a total of 726 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,756 mins in net this year. Lehner is allowing 2.87 goals per contest which puts him at 18th in the Western Conference and 38th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has surrendered 84 goals. He holds a save percentage of .921 which puts him at 7th in the Western Conference.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 0 loss against the Vancouver Canucks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blackhawks offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 0 out of the 49 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Chicago racked up 16 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 62 and the Corsi against at even strength was 26 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 70.5%. Their Fenwick was 49 and the Fenwick against sat at 20, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 71.0%. They won 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 71.9% and they had a PDO of 85.7 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vancouver Canucks tallied a total of 20 shots. They had 20 minutes in the box and they had 3 power play attempts.
The Jets will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 29 victories and 25 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they rank 9th in the West and 20th in the NHL with -5. They have earned a total of 173 goals for the season which has them at 8th in the West. Winnipeg has a team save percentage of .908 which currently has them ranked 13th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 9.4% which is good for 7th in the Western Conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average year by giving up 2.71 goals per contest and that has him ranked 9th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd in the NHL. In the 2,674 minutes he's been on the ice, he's surrendered 121 goals. His save % is .919, which has him ranked 8th among Western Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets played the San Jose Sharks in an outing where the Jets went home in defeat by a final of 3 - 2. In their game, Winnipeg went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Sharks finishing with a 36 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 94.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 67.7%. The Jets converted 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play chances in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities. Regarding the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Winnipeg gave way to 35 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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