Blackhawks' Next 6 Game Prediction: 2-4, With a 19% Chance at 4-2

NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The Blackhawks next 6 game forecast looks rough, to say the least. They have 3 games where they are expected to be competitive with at least a 47% chance of winning, and 7 games where they are a clear underdog.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

DEC 9
CLOSE GAME
58% MON
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DEC 11
LIKELY LOSS
25% @WPG
1153 miles
DEC 12**
LIKELY LOSS
38% PIT
1153 miles
DEC 14
LIKELY LOSS
39% WPG
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DEC 16
CLOSE GAME
49% SJ
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DEC 18
LIKELY LOSS
39% NSH
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DEC 20
LIKELY LOSS
32% @DAL
1294 miles
DEC 21**
LIKELY LOSS
39% @COL
1067 miles
DEC 23
CLOSE GAME
52% FLA
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DEC 27
CLOSE GAME
46% MIN
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The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 2-4 (32% chance). Their chances of winning 4 or more are 19.2%. At #15 in the conference, they are fighting with the Kings for positioning. With a +0.45 advantage in projected wins over their next 6 games they have a good chance of improving their conference seed.

The Fatigue Index factors for travel (miles, time zones crossed) and games played. Based on this index the Blackhawks are the 11th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Blackhawks are playing 9 games, traveling 6371 miles crossing 1 time zone. They rank #19 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: F

Based on the money line projected win totals in each game, the 9-16-5 Blackhawks 'should have' 14 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ goals as a slight favorite, then they have 3 good wins but they also have 3 bad losses. They have been below expectations on the road and at home. Their 4-11-2 road record is -17% lower than expected. Their 5-5-3 home record is -13% lower. Losers of 6 in a row they have a 31.5% chance of seeing that extend to 8 straight. In simulations where the Blackhawks played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 43.4% of the time (#24 in the league). In our pre-season simulations they were ranked #15 winning 50%.

Their record is slightly better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.97 which ranks #31 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #30. They are the #28 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #29 ranked team among home teams. Their average goal differential in their past 6 games is -2.17.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

SituationGoalsGoal%Shots on Goal
All 30 Games2.73 (#26)8.6% (#27)31.8 (#13)
Road2.76 (#16)8.9% (#17)31.1 (#17)
Home2.69 (#28)8.2% (#30)32.8 (#13)
Last 6 Games2.83 (#19)10.5% (#13)27 (#27)

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

SituationGoals AllowedSave%Shots Against
All3.7 (#30)89% (#28)33.7 (#26)
Road4.12 (#28)87.6% (#2733.2 (#25)
Home3.15 (#22)90.8% (#20)34.3 (#29)
Last 6 Games5 (#31)86% (#29)35.8 (#29)

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (DOWN OVERALL)

Before the season, the Blackhawks were projected for 86.8 points (average per simulation), and their projected points has been up and down this season. On 10/17 their projected points was up to 92.7 before dropping to 73.9 on 12/8. From the start of the season to now their chances are down to 73.8%. Before the start of their 6 game losing streak they were projected for 7980.6 points. The playoffs are not likely with their 1.8% chance and a projected #15 finish in the conference. The odds still give them a sliver of hope to win the West at 0.7% (150/1 odds) and a 0.3% chance of winning it all (300/1).

Strength of Schedule Getting Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 51% #4 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 51% #8 Toughest

Blackhawks' Season Forecast Changes

DateProjected PTSPlayoff% ChampNHL Champ
Dec 973.81.8%0%0%
Oct 1792.765%2.8%0.7%
Difference-18.9-63.2%-2.8%-0.7%

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Rest of Season LeadersFP Per GameOwn % and Value
Patrick Kane2.8100% Own (Overvalued w/ Market Rank #8)
Alex DeBrincat291% Own (Slightly Overvalued w/ Market Rank #18)
Corey Crawford3.769% Own (Slightly Overvalued w/ Market Rank #22)
Jonathan Toews2.292% Own (Slightly Overvalued w/ Market Rank #28)
Erik Gustafsson1.364% Own (Fairly Valued w/ Market Rank #48)
Cam Ward1.415% Own (Slightly Overvalued w/ Market Rank #46)