Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators NHL Game Picks 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Bridgestone Arena is the site where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (7-3-1, 2nd in the Central Division) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (3-5-2, 7th in the Central Division) on Tuesday. The Predators open this matchup at -135 while the Blackhawks are priced at +122. The total is set at 6. The Blackhawks are covering 30.0% of the time, having gone 3-7 SU. The Predators are covering 63.6% of the time, going 7-4 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game with a record of 3 victories and 5 defeats, which puts them at 7th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 25 goals which puts them at 15th in the West and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 21st in the NHL. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 8 pts, which puts them at 26th in the NHL and 14th in the conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 316 which puts them at 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a group, Chicago currently has a total of 250 hits which has them averaging 25 per game. They currently have a total of 100 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Chicago is Corey Crawford from Montreal, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 294 minutes defending the goal for the year. Crawford is giving up 3.67 goals per contest which has him placed 19th among Western Conference goalies and 43rd among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has allowed 18 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .888 which has him placed 18th among Western Conference goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 5 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Chicago ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 35 and the Corsi against at even strength was 37 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 27, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 51.8%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 35.3% and they had a PDO of 121.0 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Los Angeles Kings put up 39 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they notched 3 power play chances.
The Predators are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 7 wins and 3 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they currently sit 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league with +12. They have a total of 45 goals for the year which ranks 1st in the Western Conference. Nashville has a save percentage as a team of .900 which is good for 18th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 12.8% putting them at 1st in the Western Conference. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a good season by giving up only 1.98 goals against average and that has him ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the NHL among goalies. In the 424 minutes he has played this season, he has allowed 14 goals. He's earned a save % of .931, which has him sitting 4th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL among goalies.
The Nashville Predators squared up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in an outing where the Predators earned a win by a tally of 3 - 2. For this game, Nashville earned a 51.4% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 38 and the other team having a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Lightning ending the game with a 25 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO at even strength was 98.6 and they had an oZS percentage of 61.5%. The Predators notched 3 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 2 out of those opportunities. Regarding the opposition, the Lightning had 4 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Nashville allowed 30 shots on goal and the Lightning earned a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-135)
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