Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
0-1-1 Overall | CENTRAL 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks69 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
@
Capitals
L / OT3-4
Tue  9/17
@
Red Wings
L3-5
Wed  9/18
vs
Red Wings
NHL8:30pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Bruins
8:30pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Capitals
NHL8:30pm
Sat  9/28
@
Bruins
NHL3:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

They are one of 4 teams with 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the Cup. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 0.5% chance is #19 in the league. In simulations, they win the West 2.5% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. The Blackhawks are averaging 93.2 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 89.5. At +180 the Blackhawks are a good value to make the playoffs with a 64.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 16/1, 5.9%. They win the division in 10.6% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 45% of their games last season so their 36-34-12 met expectations. Against the money line they lost -250 units. They were not good on puck lines going 44-38 (-614 loss). They went over 52 times and came in under 26 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Philadelphia Flyers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.29 (includes playoff games) which ranks #21 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #20. They are the #20 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #22 ranked team among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Corey Crawford who is projected to be the #17 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
74 Beaudin, Nicolas D5-1017210/09/1999No College
27 Boqvist, Adam D5-1116808/15/2000No College
91 Caggiula, Drake LW5-1017606/20/1994No College
46 Carlsson, Lucas D6-018907/05/1997No College
22 Carpenter, Ryan LW6-020001/18/1991No College
50 Crawford, Corey G6-221612/31/1984No College
85 Dach, Kirby C6-419801/21/2001No College
63 Dahlstrom, Carl D6-423101/28/1995No College
12 DeBrincat, Alex LW5-716512/18/1997No College
60 Delia, Collin G6-220006/20/1994No College
58 Entwistle, MacKenzie RW6-317507/14/1999No College
84 Fortin, Alexandre LW6-017502/25/1997No College
39 Gilbert, Dennis D6-219910/30/1996No College
33 Gravel, Alexis G6-322203/21/2000No College
56 Gustafsson, Erik D6-019703/14/1992No College
38 Hagel, Brandon LW5-1117408/27/1998No College
59 Hakkarainen, Mikael C6-019301/26/1998No College
36 Highmore, Matthew RW5-1118102/27/1996No College
48 Holm, Philip D6-119012/08/1991No College
52 Johnson, Reese RW6-119207/10/1998No College
64 Kampf, David C6-218801/12/1995No College
88 Kane, Patrick RW5-1017711/19/1988No College
2 Keith, Duncan D6-119207/16/1983No College
37 Knott, Graham LW6-319101/13/1997No College
68 Koekkoek, Slater D6-219302/18/1994No College
43 Krys, Chad D5-1118504/10/1998No College
8 Kubalik, Dominik LW6-118108/21/1995No College
71 Kurashev, Philipp C6-019010/12/1999No College
34 Lankinen, Kevin G6-218504/28/1995No College
40 Lehner, Robin G6-424007/24/1991No College
6 Maatta, Olli D6-220608/22/1994No College
45 McLaughlin, Dylan C5-1118706/05/1995No College
5 Murphy, Connor D6-421203/26/1993No College
67 Nilsson, Jacob C5-1018010/12/1993No College
78 Noel, Nathan C5-1117406/21/1997No College
92 Nylander, Alexander RW6-119203/02/1998No College
11 Perlini, Brendan RW6-321104/27/1996No College
47 Quenneville, John LW6-119504/16/1996No College
85 Ramsey, Jack D6-318511/02/1995No College
75 Ryczek, Jake D5-1018103/19/1998No College
20 Saad, Brandon LW6-120610/27/1992No College
28 Saarela, Aleksi C5-1119801/07/1997No College
7 Seabrook, Brent D6-322004/20/1985No College
65 Shaw, Andrew RW5-1118207/20/1991No College
95 Sikura, Dylan RW5-1116606/01/1995No College
70 Sikura, Tyler C6-219505/18/1992No College
15 Smith, Zack LW6-220804/05/1988No College
70 Soderlund, Tim C5-916301/23/1998No College
17 Strome, Dylan C6-320003/07/1997No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College
90 Tomkins, Matt G6-319406/19/1994No College
41 Tuulola, Joni D6-318001/01/1996No College
32 Versteeg, Kris LW5-1117605/13/1986No College
57 Wedin, Anton LW5-1119403/01/1993No College
44 de Haan, Calvin D6-119505/09/1991No College