|TEAM STATS||GF||GA||POWER PLAY|
|L / OT3-4|
|W / OT3-2|
|L / SO2-3|
|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. Their 0.3% chance is #19 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the West 1.7% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. The Blackhawks are averaging 88.9 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to come under 89.5. At +180 the Blackhawks are a good value to make the playoffs with a 45.8% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 16/1, 5.9%. They win the division in 4.4% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 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. Their next game vs the Flyers should be close. The Blackhawks are winning 52 percent of computer simulations. 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 #23 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.
|27||Boqvist, Adam||D||5-11||168||08/15/2000||No College|
|91||Caggiula, Drake||LW||5-10||176||06/20/1994||No College|
|22||Carpenter, Ryan||LW||6-0||200||01/18/1991||No College|
|50||Crawford, Corey||G||6-2||216||12/31/1984||No College|
|77||Dach, Kirby||C||6-4||197||01/21/2001||No College|
|12||DeBrincat, Alex||LW||5-7||165||12/18/1997||No College|
|56||Gustafsson, Erik||D||6-0||197||03/14/1992||No College|
|64||Kampf, David||C||6-2||188||01/12/1995||No College|
|88||Kane, Patrick||RW||5-10||177||11/19/1988||No College|
|2||Keith, Duncan||D||6-1||192||07/16/1983||No College|
|68||Koekkoek, Slater||D||6-2||193||02/18/1994||No College|
|8||Kubalik, Dominik||RW||6-2||179||08/21/1995||No College|
|40||Lehner, Robin||G||6-4||240||07/24/1991||No College|
|6||Maatta, Olli||D||6-2||206||08/22/1994||No College|
|92||Nylander, Alex||RW||6-1||192||03/02/1998||No College|
|20||Saad, Brandon||LW||6-1||206||10/27/1992||No College|
|7||Seabrook, Brent||D||6-3||220||04/20/1985||No College|
|65||Shaw, Andrew||RW||5-11||182||07/20/1991||No College|
|15||Smith, Zack||LW||6-2||208||04/05/1988||No College|
|17||Strome, Dylan||C||6-3||200||03/07/1997||No College|
|19||Toews, Jonathan||C||6-2||201||04/29/1988||No College|
|44||de Haan, Calvin||D||6-1||195||05/09/1991||No College|