Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 10/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+170) Hurricanes (-210)
PNC Arena is the site where Antti Raanta and the Carolina Hurricanes (5-0-0) will play the Chicago Blackhawks (0-5-2) on Friday. The line on this game has the Blackhawks priced at +170 and the Hurricanes are at -210. The total opens at 6.
The Blackhawks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 defeat to the Maple Leafs in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them were at 57.6% and their PDO was 94.9 in this game. They recorded 20 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 26 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 40.3%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 34 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 62 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 35.4%. Chicago accrued 8 penalty mins in this matchup. They also had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Blackhawks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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The Blackhawks have had 222 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .865. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 28 goals while earning 7 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 25 power play opportunities (7th in the league) and have notched 2 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they sit with 2 points and their points percentage is .143. Chicago has attempted 215 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 6.5%. In reference to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 14 goals (29th in the league) on the season and have given up 30. Chicago has accounted for 26 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 26.92%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. For his professional hockey career, Fleury has earned 403 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .551. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 51,292 minutes between the pipes. Fleury has seen 25,108 shots against him and has gathered 22,921 total saves. Opponents have tallied 2,187 goals against Fleury in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. He has accumulated a record of 492-280-82 and got the start in 731 games. Fleury has taken the ice for 887 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Carolina faced the Maple Leafs in a game where the Hurricanes ended up with the victory by a tally of 4-1. Carolina went home with a 52.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 56.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 44 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 34 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 108 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 41.4%. The Hurricanes netted 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest but didn't score a goal.
On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 22 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of 1.000. They have permitted 8 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have tallied 16 goals at even strength and 6 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 19 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 31.58%. Carolina has taken 175 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.57%, while allowing the other team 149 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 90.00% on the other teams 20 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 94.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Antti Raanta defending the goal. Raanta has a career record of 93-65-20 and has been in goal for 198 games. Raanta's quality start rate is 63.1% and he has qualified for 113 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 5,025 stops out of 5,465 shots taken, giving him a rate of .919. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has yielded 440 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 179 games and has been on the ice for 10,739 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+170)
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