Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-130) Red Wings (+110)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (8-5-4) are headed to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (4-10-3). The Blackhawks open this contest at -130 while the Red Wings are priced at +110. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Red Wings in their previous game. The Blackhawks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. For the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 24 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. Chicago accumulated 6 mins in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was sitting at 39 and the Corsi against was 52 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 45, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 40.0%. They accumulated 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 38.1% and they had a PDO of 108.4 for this game.
The Blackhawks have had 579 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .915. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 39 goals while having 33 themselves. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have totaled 53 power play tries (7th in the NHL) and have racked up 10 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have earned 20 points and their points percentage is .588. Chicago has taken 520 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.6%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 50 goals (8th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 49. Chicago is sitting with 52 power play chances and they have added 17 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 32.69%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Kevin Lankinen. Over the course of his pro career, Lankinen has earned 8 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .727. He has a save percentage of .925 for his 673 minutes guarding the cage. Lankinen has seen 374 shot attempts against him and has accrued 346 total saves. Opponents have tallied 28 goals versus Lankinen in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.49. He has compiled a mark of 6-2-3 and he started in 11 games. Lankinen has been in net for 11 games throughout his NHL career.
In their loss to Chicago, Detroit wound up with a 57.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 60.0% by notching a Fenwick of 45 and the Blackhawks ending the game with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 92 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 61.9%. The Red Wings notched 2 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score a goal.
On the campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 35 goals, 11 points, as well as a points percentage of .324. They have allowed 54 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Red Wings have earned 31 goals at even strength and 4 goals (28th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 53 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 7.55%. Detroit has tried 462 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.58%, while allowing their opponents 485 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.47% on the other teams 49 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.9%.
Across the ice you are going to see Thomas Greiss defending the net. Greiss has accumulated a career mark of 138-99-31 and has played in 295 games. Greiss' rate of quality starts is 55.0% and he has accumulated 143 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 7,427 stops out of 8,126 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .914. His opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has surrendered 699 goals altogether. He has started in 260 games and has been on the ice for 15,897 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (-130)
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