Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-175) Blackhawks (+145)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (3-4-3) host the Carolina Hurricanes (5-1-0) at United Center on Tuesday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -175 while the Blackhawks are coming in at +145. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Hurricanes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 3 victory over the Stars their last time out. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive performance in the win. In the outing, they scored on 4 out of the 40 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Carolina had a total of 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 43 and the Corsi against was 38 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 53.1%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 30, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 53.8%. They won 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 55.4% and they had a PDO of 89.4 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Dallas Stars racked up 29 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Hurricanes have had 140 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .929. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 8 goals while getting 9 as an offensive unit. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 23 power play opportunities (27th in professional hockey) and have come away with 2 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have scored 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .833. Carolina has attempted 199 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.5%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 17 goals (30th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 10. Carolina steps onto the ice with 26 power play chances and they have notched 7 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.92%.
The man in goal for this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has taken the ice for 4 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 2-1-0 and he has gotten the start in 4 games. Opponents have been able to score 3 goals against Mrazek in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 0.99. Mrazek has seen 66 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 63 total saves. His save percentage sits at .955 for his 182 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Mrazek has accumulated 2 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500.
The Blackhawks played the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Blackhawks took home the victory by a final of 3 - 1. Chicago went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 and they conceded a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.0% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 107.0 and their oZS percentage was 45.5%. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals of the 36 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Chicago conceded 33 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets earned a total of 6 minutes in the box.
For the year, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched a total of 26 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .450. They have granted a total of 30 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks have earned 15 goals at even strength and 10 goals (6th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 30 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 33.33%. Chicago has put up 307 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.47%, while allowing the opposition 335 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.38% on the other teams 37 power play tries, and their save percentage is currently 8.5%.
Across the rink you will find Kevin Lankinen in the crease. Lankinen is the owner of a lifetime record of 3-1-2 and has been in goal for 6 contests. Lankinen's rate of quality starts comes out to 83.3% and he has made 5 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 178 stops out of the 190 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .937. Teams are averaging 1.97 goals per contest and he has allowed 12 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 6 contests and has been on the ice for 366 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-175)
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