Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-188) Blackhawks (+155)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (3-4-4) play the Carolina Hurricanes (6-1-0) at United Center on Thursday. The Hurricanes open this contest at -188 while the Blackhawks are priced at +155. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory over the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive performance in this win. For the outing, they finished 4 out of the 41 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to net one. Carolina ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 68 and the Corsi against was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.6%. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against was 35, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 56.8%. They earned 36 face-off wins and lost 29 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 57.5% and they had a PDO of 101.0 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks tallied 33 shots. They finished with a total of 2 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 20 goals (27th in hockey) for the season and have given up 13. For the current campaign, they have scored 12 points and their points percentage is .857. Carolina has compiled 27 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.93%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 10 goals while getting 12 of their own. Carolina has taken 240 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.3%. The Hurricanes have had 173 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .925. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have earned 25 power play opportunities (26th in professional hockey) and have scored 3 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is James Reimer. Throughout his time in hockey, Reimer has recorded 170 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .511. His save percentage is at .914 for his 19,822 minutes between the pipes. Reimer has had 10,668 shot attempts against him and has amassed 9,746 saves. Opponents have racked up 922 goals versus Reimer in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. He has compiled an overall record of 162-126-41 and was named the starter in 333 games. Reimer has been involved in 367 contests during his hockey career.
In their loss to Carolina, Chicago had a 41.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 48 while they conceded a Corsi of 68. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.2% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Hurricanes earning a 46 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and it shows us they played like an average team. Their PDO was 99.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 42.5%. The Blackhawks notched 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. Concerning their opponent, the Hurricanes had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Chicago gave way to 41 shots on goal and the Hurricanes earned 4 penalty mins.
This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 29 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .455. They have permitted 33 goals to be scored by way of 25 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have earned 17 goals at even strength and 11 goals (6th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 32 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 34.38%. Chicago has attempted 340 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.53%, while allowing the opposition 376 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 78.95% on the other teams 38 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 8.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen protecting the goal. He is sitting with 216 saves out of the 231 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .935. Lankinen has compiled a career mark of 3-1-3 and has participated in 7 contests. He has started in 7 games and has played 431 mins. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts is 85.7% and he has accumulated 6 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.09 goals per contest and he has surrendered 15 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+155)
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