Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/21/2020
Game: Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-130) Blackhawks (+118)
United Center is the site where Robin Lehner and the Chicago Blackhawks (26-26-8, 7th in the Central Division) will take on the Nashville Predators (29-23-7, 5th in the Central Division) on Friday. The Blackhawks open this game at +118 while the Predators are priced at -130. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Predators are covering 47.4% of the time, having gone 27-30 SU. The Blackhawks are covering 40.4% of the time, going 23-34 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 29 victories and 23 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 188 goals which has them ranked at 6th in the West and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is 0, which puts them at 19th in the NHL. The Predators have earned a total of 65 pts, which has them ranked at 21st in the NHL and 10th in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,946 which has them ranked at 5th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a team, Nashville has racked up a total of 973 hits which means they are averaging 16.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 724 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has played a total of 1,874 minutes defending the goal this season. Rinne is allowing 3.04 goals per game which ranks him 26th among West goaltenders and 50th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 95 goals. His save % is .898 which ranks him 28th among West goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in their last game. The Predators left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 29 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Nashville ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Predators was 36 and the Corsi against was 66 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 35.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 49, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 35.5%. They won 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 47.4% and they had a PDO of 94.7 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Carolina Hurricanes tallied a total of 30 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The Blackhawks will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 26 wins and 26 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL with -14. They have compiled a total of 176 goals for the year which has them sitting at 9th in the West. Chicago has a save percentage as a team of .910 which has them ranked 10th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which puts them at 8th in the Western Conference. In goal for Chicago is Robin Lehner who is having a rough season by giving up 3.01 goals per contest and that has him 25th among Western Conference goaltenders and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,875 minutes he has been on the ice, he has given up 94 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918, which ranks him 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 17th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks opposed the Winnipeg Jets in an outing where the Blackhawks took a loss by a score of 3 - 2. In their game, Chicago had a 46.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 60 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 68. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 48 and the Jets earning a 52 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Chicago played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.3%. The Blackhawks netted 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but didn't score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Jets had 1 power play chance but were not able to notch a goal. Chicago conceded 38 shots on goal.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+118) and under the total goals
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