Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks Predictions, Game 3 Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-182) Blackhawks (+150)
Corey Crawford and the Chicago Blackhawks host the Vegas Golden Knights at Rogers Place on Saturday in Game 3 of their series. Vegas leads the series 2-0. The Blackhawks open this contest at +150 while the Golden Knights are priced at -182. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Golden Knights cover 52.9% of the time, having gone 36-32 SU. Chicago is covering 42.4% of the time, going 28-38 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 39 wins and 24 defeats, which is good for 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 224 goals which has them ranked at 2nd in the West and 9th in the league. Their goal differential is +15, which is good for 10th in the league. The Golden Knights currently have a total of 86 pts, which has them ranked at 8th in the league and 3rd in the conference. With reference to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,450 which has them ranked at 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. As a group, Vegas has obtained a total of 1,810 hits which means they have an average of 25.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 781 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Chicago is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has played 2,055 mins protecting the goal this year. Lehner is allowing 2.89 goals per contest which has him placed 20th in the Western Conference and 41st in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has allowed 99 goals. He has a save percentage of .920 which has him placed 8th in the Western Conference.
The Golden Knights will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 3 victory against the Blackhawks in Game 2. The Golden Knights had a solid offensive outing in this victory. In the game, they scored on 4 of the 39 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but didn't net one. Vegas ended up with a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 68 and the Corsi against was 52 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 56.7%. Their Fenwick was 50 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 27, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 64.9%. They took 27 face-off wins and lost 26 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 102.0 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied a total of 25 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 2 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play chances.
The Blackhawks will be looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 32 victories and 30 losses. In connection with goal differential, they rank 11th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL with -6. They have compiled a total of 208 goals for this year which is good for 9th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a save percentage as a team of .913 which is good for 7th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough team to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which is good for 8th in the conference. In net for Chicago is Corey Crawford who is having an average year by allowing 2.77 goals per game and that has him ranked 17th in the West and 33rd in the NHL. In the 2,340 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 108 goals. He holds a save % of .917, which has him sitting 13th in the West and 20th in the NHL.
In Game 2 Chicago wound up with a 43.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 and they conceded a Corsi of 68. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 35.1% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Golden Knights having earned a 50 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO at even strength of 98.0 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. The Blackhawks notched 3 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. As for the opposition, the Golden Knights had 1 power play opportunity but were not able to take advantage. Chicago allowed 39 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up 4 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+150) and over 6.5 goals
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