Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-133) Red Wings (+110)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (7-5-4) head to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (4-10-2). The Blackhawks open this contest at -133 while the Red Wings are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Blue Jackets in their last game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 52.3%. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 38.7% and they had a PDO of 104.0 in this one. Chicago accrued 9 mins in the box for this game. The Blackhawks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this victory. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 34, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.0%. They totaled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to win the puck. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 of the 31 shots they looked to score on.
Chicago Blackhawks opponents have amassed 51 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have earned 10 goals in those chances. The Blackhawks have had 550 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. Chicago has tried 496 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 28 goals while earning 35 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago comes into the game with 49 power play opportunities and they have scored 17 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 34.69%. For the current season, they have racked up 18 points and their points percentage sits at .563. In terms of scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 47 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 47.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. Over the course of his pro career, Lankinen has accounted for 8 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .727. His save percentage currently sits at .925 for his 673 mins between the pipes. Lankinen has seen 374 shots against him and has accrued 346 saves. The opposition has scored 28 goals against Lankinen in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. He has an overall mark of 6-2-3 and he has gotten the start in 11 games. Lankinen has participated in 11 games throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Detroit played the Predators in a game where the Red Wings earned a victory by a score of 4-2. Their PDO was 107 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 21.2%. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.4% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Predators finishing with a 37 Fenwick. The Red Wings scored 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Detroit earned a 45.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Detroit played and they showed out in this one.
So far this year, the Detroit Red Wings have earned a total of 33 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .313. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have earned 20 goals at even strength and 4 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 51 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 7.84%. Detroit has put up 433 shots (10th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.62%, while allowing the other team 461 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.74% on their oppositions 46 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 7.6%.
Across the ice you are going to see Thomas Greiss in the crease. Greiss has accumulated a career mark of 138-99-30 and has been in goal for 294 contests. Greiss' percentage of quality starts sits at 55.2% and he has 143 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has gathered 7,406 saves out of 8,102 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .914. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has given up 696 goals altogether. He has started in 259 games and has played 15,833 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+110)
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