Chicago
Blackhawks
Stadium United Center
6-7-4 Overall | 0-1-1 CENTRAL 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blackhawks4553 14.55%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  11/2
@
Kings
L / OT3-4
Sun  11/3
@
Ducks
W / OT3-2
Tue  11/5
@
Sharks
L2-4
Thu  11/7
vs
Canucks
W5-2
Sat  11/9
@
Penguins
L / SO2-3
Sun  11/10
vs
Maple Leafs
W5-4
Wed  11/13
@
Golden Knights
NBCS10:00pm
Sat  11/16
@
Predators
8:00pm
Sun  11/17
vs
Sabres
7:00pm
Tue  11/19
vs
Hurricanes
8:30pm
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
27 Boqvist, Adam D5-1116808/15/2000No College
91 Caggiula, Drake LW5-1017606/20/1994No College
22 Carpenter, Ryan LW6-020001/18/1991No 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
56 Gustafsson, Erik D6-019703/14/1992No 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 RW6-217908/21/1995No College
40 Lehner, Robin G6-424007/24/1991No College
6 Maatta, Olli D6-220608/22/1994No College
92 Nylander, Alex RW6-119203/02/1998No College
20 Saad, Brandon LW6-120610/27/1992No College
7 Seabrook, Brent D6-322004/20/1985No College
65 Shaw, Andrew RW5-1118207/20/1991No College
15 Smith, Zack LW6-220804/05/1988No College
17 Strome, Dylan C6-320003/07/1997No College
19 Toews, Jonathan C6-220104/29/1988No College
44 de Haan, Calvin D6-119505/09/1991No College