Ducks vs Blackhawks Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/11/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+122) Blackhawks (-135)
Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (19-20-6, 7th in the Central Division) host the Anaheim Ducks (17-22-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) at United Center on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The Blackhawks open this contest at -135 while the Ducks are priced at +122. The O/U opens at 6. The Ducks cover 32.5% of the time, having gone 13-27 SU. The Blackhawks cover 39.5% of the time, going 17-26 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 17 wins and 22 losses, putting them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 109 goals which ranks them 15th in the West and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -29, putting them at 28th in the league. The Ducks have a total of 39 points, which ranks them 28th in the league and 15th in the West. When it comes to shots on goal, they have a total of 1,312 which ranks them 14th in the West and 26th in the league. As a group, Anaheim has earned a total of 904 hits which means they are averaging 20.5 per contest. They have a total of 480 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has played 1,971 mins in net this year. Gibson is surrendering an average of 2.92 GAA which ranks him 17th among West goalies and 33rd among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 96 goals. His save percentage is .906 which ranks him 20th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks had a rough game after their 3 - 0 loss against the Dallas Stars the last time they stepped on the ice. The Ducks offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For this game, they converted 0 out of the 27 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Anaheim ended up with 13 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 56 and the Corsi against at even strength was 39 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 58.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 45 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 30, which tells us they had a rate of 60.0%. They took 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 43.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.5 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Dallas Stars tallied a total of 27 shots. They finished with 11 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Blackhawks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 19 wins and 20 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the West and 25th in the NHL with -16. They currently have a total of 128 goals for the year which has them sitting at 9th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a team save % of .910 which has them ranked 8th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% ranking them 8th in the West. In net for Chicago is Robin Lehner who is having a tough campaign by allowing 2.92 goals against average and that ranks him 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 35th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,397 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he's given up 68 goals. He has a save percentage of .922, which has him placed 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 13th in the NHL among goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks faced off against the Nashville Predators in a game where the Blackhawks took the defeat by a mark of 5 - 2. In this matchup, Chicago went home with a 60.8% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 62 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 40. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.7% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Predators finishing with a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Chicago played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 84.3 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 70.4%. The Blackhawks netted 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Predators had 2 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Chicago gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Predators racked up a total of 6 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-135) and under the total goals
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