Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators NHL Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+171) Predators (-190)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (9-6-3, 5th in the Central Division) host the Chicago Blackhawks (7-7-4, 6th in the Central Division) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The Predators open this contest at -190 while the Blackhawks are priced at +171. The total is set at 6. The Blackhawks are covering 38.9% of the time, having gone 7-11 SU. The Predators are covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks step onto the ice holding a record of 7 victories and 7 losses, putting them at 6th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 50 goals which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -4, putting them at 21st in the NHL. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 18 points, which puts them at 25th in the NHL and 13th in the Western Conference. When looking at shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 549 which puts them at 13th in the West and 24th in the NHL. As a group, Chicago has obtained a total of 387 hits which means they are averaging 21.5 per game. They currently have a total of 173 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has played 550 mins defending the goal this season. is allowing an average of 2.51 GAA which has him ranked 7th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has given up 23 goals. He has a save percentage of .934 which has him ranked 1st in the Western Conference.
The Chicago Blackhawks went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 3 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 of the 26 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score a goal. Chicago had 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 36 and the Corsi against was 55 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 39.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 45, which tells us they had a rate of 40.0%. They won 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 27.3% and they had a PDO of 116.3 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 42 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Predators will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 9 wins and 6 losses. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 2nd in the Western Conference and 6th in the NHL with +11. They have a total of 68 goals for the season which ranks them 1st in the conference. Nashville has a save % as a team of .893 which currently has them ranked 24th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 11.7% ranking them 1st in the conference. In net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.60 GAA and that has him 10th among West goalies and 15th in the NHL. In the 693 minutes he has played this season, he's surrendered 30 goals. His save % is .907, which ranks him 16th among West goalies and 27th in the NHL.
The Nashville Predators faced the Vancouver Canucks in a game where the Predators took the loss by a tally of 5 - 3. In their game, Nashville had a 61.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 50 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick rate was 62.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Canucks having a 23 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Nashville played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO was 93.1 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 39.2%. The Predators notched 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this one and converted 1 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Canucks had 3 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 3 goals. Nashville conceded 26 shots on goal and the Canucks had 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+171) and over the total goals
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