Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 4/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-111) Blue Jackets (-105)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-20-8) host the Chicago Blackhawks (19-18-5) at Nationwide Arena on Monday. The Blackhawks open this game at -111 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at -105. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Blackhawks had a good night with a 4-3 win against the Blue Jackets in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 35 and the Corsi against was 51 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 40.7%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 41.7% and their PDO was 101.8 for this game. Chicago recorded 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.6%. They had 25 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to gain puck control. Additionally, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. For the matchup, they netted 4 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 116 goals (17th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 130. For the year, they have 43 points and their points percentage sits at .512. Chicago steps onto the ice with 131 power play opportunities and they have tallied 32 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 24.43%. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 99 goals while notching 84 as an offensive unit. Chicago has tried 1,233 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Blackhawks have had 1,397 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 116 power play tries (23rd in the league) and have racked up 31 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Kevin Lankinen. The opposition has been able to score 84 goals against Lankinen in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.78. Lankinen has been involved in 30 matchups during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 1,813 mins guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 15-11-4 and he started in 30 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Lankinen has accounted for 17 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .567. Lankinen has seen 991 shot attempts against him and he has 907 saves.
In their loss to Chicago, Columbus had a 59.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Columbus played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.4% by amassing a Fenwick of 37 and the Blackhawks finishing with a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 98 and they had an oZS percentage of 58.3%. The Blue Jackets netted 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 chance on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Blue Jackets have accumulated 93 goals at even strength and 14 goals (29th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Columbus has attempted 1,251 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.55%, while allowing the opposition 1,367 shots. On the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a total of 107 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .442. They have a tally of 100 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.10% on their opponents 105 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%. They have allowed 138 goals to be scored by of a combination of 115 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Joonas Korpisalo in net. Korpisalo is sitting with a career record of 69-54-20 and has played in 156 games. Korpisalo's quality start rate sits at 49.7% and he has earned 71 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has gathered 3,997 saves out of 4,410 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .906. Teams are averaging 2.86 goals/game and he has allowed 413 goals overall. He has made the start in 143 games and his ice time sits at 8,680 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (-105)
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