Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-155) Blackhawks (+128)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks host the Carolina Hurricanes at United Center on Wednesday. The Hurricanes open this contest at -155 while the Blackhawks are priced at +128. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 win against the Coyotes in their previous contest. The Hurricanes left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the win. For the game, they finished 2 of the 39 shots they put on goal. They also had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Carolina compiled 12 minutes in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 60 and the Corsi against was 28 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 68.2%. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick Against sat at 23, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 64.6%. They had a tally of 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 15 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.9 for this game.
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The Hurricanes have had 231 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .948. When at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 8 goals while having 24 themselves. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have earned 36 power play opportunities (3rd in the league) and have come away with 4 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 16 points and their points % is 1.000. Carolina has taken 273 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.1%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 33 goals (2nd in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 12. Carolina is sitting with 32 power play chances and they have scored 9 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 28.13%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Frederik Andersen. Throughout his time in hockey, Andersen has 223 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .575. His save percentage currently sits at .916 for his 23,018 mins on the ice. Andersen has had 11,976 shots against him and has accrued 10,970 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,006 goals against Andersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.62. He has accumulated an overall mark of 233-100-48 and he has gotten the start in 388 games. Andersen has taken the ice for 400 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago opposed the Blues in an outing where the Blackhawks took the defeat by a mark of 1-0. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but were not able to net one. The Blackhawks converted 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.6%. Chicago earned a 45.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 42.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 35 and the Blues ending the game with a 47 Fenwick.
Chicago has taken 266 shots (13th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 6.39%, while allowing the other team 294 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.10% on the other teams 31 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 87.4%. They have a tally of 36 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.00%. The Blackhawks have tallied 8 goals at even strength and 9 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 37 goals to be scored by of a combination of 33 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 17 goals, 2 points, in addition to a points percentage of .111.
Across the rink you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen in net. The opposition is averaging 3.07 goals per game and he has surrendered 126 goals in total. Lankinen's quality start rate sits at 48.8% and he has made 20 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has made the start in 41 games and has been on the ice for 2,462 minutes. Lankinen is sitting with a lifetime record of 17-16-7 and has played in 42 games. He has a tally of 1,222 stops out of 1,348 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+128)
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