Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
32-30-8 Overall | 7-12-3 CENTRAL 7th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks212218 15.21%
Schedule
Regular season
Tue  3/3
vs
Ducks
W6-2
Thu  3/5
vs
Oilers
W4-3
Fri  3/6
@
Red Wings
L1-2
Sun  3/8
vs
Blues
L0-2
Wed  3/11
vs
Sharks
W6-2
Fri  3/13
vs
Senators
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
@
Capitals
POSTPONED
Tue  3/17
@
Wild
POSTPONED
Thu  3/19
vs
Wild
POSTPONED
Sat  3/21
@
Sabres
POSTPONED
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
74 Beaudin, Nicolas D5-1017210/09/1999No College
27 Boqvist, Adam D5-1116808/15/2000No College
91 Caggiula, Drake RW5-1017606/20/1994No College
46 Carlsson, Lucas D6-018907/05/1997No College
22 Carpenter, Ryan RW6-020001/18/1991No College
50 Crawford, Corey G6-221612/31/1984No College
77 Dach, Kirby C6-419701/21/2001No College
12 DeBrincat, Alex LW5-716512/18/1997No College
38 Hagel, Brandon LW5-1117408/27/1998No College
36 Highmore, Matthew LW5-1118802/27/1996No 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
68 Koekkoek, Slater D6-219302/18/1994No College
8 Kubalik, Dominik LW6-217908/21/1995No College
6 Maatta, Olli D6-220608/22/1994No College
5 Murphy, Connor D6-421203/26/1993No College
92 Nylander, Alex LW6-119203/02/1998No College
20 Saad, Brandon RW6-120610/27/1992No College
55 Seeler, Nick D6-220106/03/1993No College
15 Smith, Zack C6-220804/05/1988No College
17 Strome, Dylan C6-320003/07/1997No College
30 Subban, Malcolm G6-221512/21/1993No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College