Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 5/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+180) Hurricanes (-220)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (34-10-7) play the Chicago Blackhawks (22-23-6) at PNC Arena on Tuesday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -220 while the Blackhawks are priced at +180. The over/under opens at 6.
The Blackhawks had a rough game after their 5-4 defeat against the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blackhawks had a good offensive outing and it showed in the loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 35 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals. Chicago compiled 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 78 which means they had a Corsi rate of 35.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 61, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 34.4%. They garnered 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 43.3% and their PDO rating was 95.2 in this one.
Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 144 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 165. For the season, the have a total of 50 points and their points percentage sits at .490. Chicago has accumulated 162 power play opportunities and they have tallied 37 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 22.84%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 132 goals while scoring 107 themselves. Chicago has taken 1,513 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Blackhawks have had 1,696 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have totaled 141 power play opportunities (21st in professional hockey) and have a total of 33 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Malcolm Subban. Opponents have notched 224 goals versus Subban in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.98. Subban has been involved in 81 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .900 during his 4,505 minutes played. He has earned a record of 36-30-8 and got the start in 73 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Subban has 29 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .397. Subban has seen 2,247 shots against him and has accrued 2,023 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Carolina faced off against the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Hurricanes got the win by a mark of 2-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Hurricanes earned 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 47.8%. Carolina wound up with a 55.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 51.9% by accumulating a Fenwick of 42 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
Carolina has tried 1,639 shots (4th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.88%, while allowing the other team 1,450 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 84.57% on their opponents 162 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.8%. They have a total of 152 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.97%. The Hurricanes have 121 goals at even strength and 41 goals (2nd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 162 goals, 75 points, and a points percentage of .735.
On the other side of the ice you will find James Reimer in net. Reimer is sitting with a lifetime mark of 173-131-43 and has been in net for 385 games. Reimer's rate of quality starts sits at 50.4% and he has accumulated 177 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 10,217 saves out of the 11,189 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has yielded 972 goals altogether. He has started in 351 games and has played for a total of 20,907 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-220) and under 6 goals
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