Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-103) Blue Jackets (-117)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-19-8) host the Chicago Blackhawks (18-18-5) at Nationwide Arena on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Blackhawks priced at -103 and the Blue Jackets are at -117. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 defeat to the Stars the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 61 and the Corsi against was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 59.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 67.1% and they had a PDO of 91.2 in this game. Chicago earned 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Blackhawks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.2%. They compiled 19 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 39 shots they tried.
The Blackhawks have had 1,371 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 96 goals while earning 81 on offense. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 115 power play opportunities (21st in hockey) and have racked up 31 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 41 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Chicago has tried 1,205 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When talking about scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 112 goals (16th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 127. Chicago has tallied 126 power play opportunities and they have notched 31 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.60%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Kevin Lankinen. The opposition has notched 81 goals versus Lankinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.77. Lankinen has played in 29 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is at .916 during his 1,754 minutes on the ice. He has earned a record of 14-11-4 and was named the starter in 29 games. Over the course of his career, Lankinen has recorded 17 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .586. Lankinen has seen 965 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 884 saves.
In their last outing, Columbus faced the Lightning in an outing where the Blue Jackets took the loss by a mark of 6-4. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Blue Jackets earned 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and their percentage of oZS was 36.7%. Columbus had a 49.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 42 and the Lightning having accrued a 39 Fenwick.
For the year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have tallied 104 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .452. They have allowed 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 112 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have scored 90 goals at even strength and 14 goals (29th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 99 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.14%. Columbus has put up 1,225 shots (9th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.49%, while allowing the opposition 1,339 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.00% on their oppositions 100 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo protecting the net. Korpisalo has accrued a lifetime record of 69-54-20 and has participated in 156 contests. Korpisalo's quality start rate sits at 49.7% and he has 71 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has a tally of 3,997 saves out of 4,410 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .906. His opposition is averaging 2.86 goals/game and he has given up 413 goals overall. He has made the start in 143 games and has accumulated 8,680 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus (-117) and under 5.5 goals
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