Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-152) Red Wings (+137)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (20-18-5) go to Little Caesars Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Detroit Red Wings (15-23-6). The moneyline on this game has the Blackhawks priced at -152 and the Red Wings are at +137. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets their last time out. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 34 shots they tried. They also had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. Chicago garnered 16 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was sitting at 49 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 48.8%. They recorded 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 47.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.1 for this game.
With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 120 goals (15th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 133. For the year, they have scored 45 points and their points percentage comes in at .523. Chicago is sitting with 134 power play opportunities and they have tallied 33 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 24.63%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 102 goals while getting 87 of their own. Chicago has taken 1,267 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Blackhawks have had 1,430 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 116 power play opportunities (24th in pro hockey) and have tallied 31 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Kevin Lankinen. Opponents have been able to score 87 goals against Lankinen in his career and his goals against average is 2.79. Lankinen has participated in 31 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 1,874 mins between the pipes. He has amassed an overall mark of 16-11-4 and he has gotten the start in 31 games. In his professional hockey career, Lankinen has tallied 18 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .581. Lankinen has had 1,024 shots taken against him and has amassed 937 saves.
Their last time out, Detroit faced off against the Hurricanes in a game where the Red Wings took home the victory by a mark of 3-1. Detroit wound up with a 37.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick rate was 41.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Hurricanes having accrued a 46 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 105 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 47.3%. The Red Wings notched 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this one and recorded 1 out of those tries.
The Red Wings are sitting with 83 goals at even strength and 15 goals (29th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has taken 1,214 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.07%, while allowing their opponents 1,376 shots. Over the course of the season, the Detroit Red Wings have 98 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .409. They have a total of 125 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 12.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.19% on their opponents 126 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have permitted 139 goals to be scored by way of 109 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jonathan Bernier in net. He has recorded 10,252 stops out of the 11,235 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Bernier has compiled a career mark of 161-155-38 and has played in 389 contests. He was named a starter in 350 games and has played for a total of 21,336 mins. Bernier's quality start rate comes out to 53.1% and he has 186 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.76 goals per contest and he has conceded 983 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+137)
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