Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-182) Blackhawks (+150)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (23-7-3) are headed to United Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (16-15-5). The odds on this matchup have the Hurricanes coming in at -182 and the Blackhawks are at +150. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win against the Lightning in their previous game. The Hurricanes had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In the matchup, they finished 4 out of the 40 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 6 chances with the advantage and were able to net 2 goals. Carolina had 14 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 48.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 50.8%. They recorded 14 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 52.6% and they had a PDO of 91.3 in this one.
The Hurricanes have had 949 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes let the opposition score 64 goals while notching 76 themselves. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 112 power play opportunities (7th in professional hockey) and have scored 19 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 49 points and their points % is .742. Carolina has taken 1,050 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. In reference to scoring goals, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 108 goals (9th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 83. Carolina comes into tonight with 106 power play chances and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 30.19%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is James Reimer. Over the course of his pro career, Reimer has tallied 176 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .507. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 20,666 minutes between the pipes. Reimer has seen 11,087 shots against him and he has 10,125 saves. Opponents have notched 962 goals against Reimer in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.79. He has amassed a mark of 171-130-42 and he has started in 347 games. Reimer has played in 381 matchups during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Chicago went up against the Predators in a game where the Blackhawks went home in defeat by a mark of 3-2. Chicago earned a 48.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago played and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Predators finishing with a 37 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 97 and their percentage of oZS was 61.1%. The Blackhawks recorded 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 102 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .514. They have granted a total of 112 goals to be scored by of a combination of 84 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have earned 72 goals at even strength and 30 goals (4th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 111 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 27.03%. Chicago has attempted 1,056 shots (8th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.66%, while allowing the other team 1,226 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.83% on their opponents 107 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Kevin Lankinen defending the goal. Lankinen has earned a career mark of 12-8-4 and has been in goal for 24 contests. Lankinen's rate of quality starts comes out to 62.5% and he has qualified for 15 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 754 stops out of 820 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .920. Teams are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has allowed 66 goals in total. He has started in 24 games and has played for a total of 1,455 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+150)
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