Blackhawks vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+120) Coyotes (-133)
Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (24-21-6, 6th in the Central Division) head to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (26-21-6, 4th in the Pacific Division). The odds on this matchup have the Blackhawks priced at +120 and the Coyotes are at -133. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blackhawks are covering 44.9% of the time, having gone 22-27 SU. The Coyotes are covering 43.8% of the time, going 21-27 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game holding a record of 24 victories and 21 losses, which is good for 6th in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 153 goals which ranks 8th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -4, which is good for 21st in the NHL. The Blackhawks have earned a total of 54 points, which ranks 21st in the NHL and 11th in the West. When it comes to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,581 which ranks 8th in the conference and 18th in the NHL. As a unit, Chicago has racked up a total of 1,127 hits which means they have an average of 22.1 per game. They have earned a total of 660 blocks for the year. The goalie for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has racked up 1,637 mins protecting the net this season. Lehner is giving up 2.86 goals per contest which has him ranked 16th among Western Conference goaltenders and 32nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's surrendered 78 goals. He's earned a save % of .922 which has him ranked 6th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a rough game after their 4 - 3 defeat against the Florida Panthers in their last game. The Blackhawks had a middle of the road offensive performance in the defeat. In this outing, they netted 3 of the 35 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal out of those chances. Chicago racked up 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 47 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 47.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against was 30, which means they had a rate of 52.4%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 53.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.7 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Florida Panthers tallied a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 26 victories and 21 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they sit 5th in the West and 15th in the NHL with +3. They currently have a total of 145 goals for the year which has them at 10th in the West. Arizona has a team save percentage of .916 which currently has them ranked 5th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 8.8% which is good for 11th in the Western Conference. In goal for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having a rough year by allowing 2.99 GAA and that has him 24th among Western Conference goalies and 44th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,224 minutes he's been on the ice, he's given up 61 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .911, which has him ranking 15th among Western Conference goalies and 28th among goalies in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes opposed the Los Angeles Kings in an outing where the Coyotes took a loss by a final of 3 - 2. For this game, Arizona earned a 47.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 51 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 56. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.8% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Kings having a 42 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.0%. The Coyotes converted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Kings had 1 power play attempt and were able to tally 1 goal. Arizona gave way to 37 shots on goal and the Kings racked up a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+120)
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