Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (-148) Red Wings (+128)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (16-23-6) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (20-19-5) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Blackhawks priced at -148 and the Red Wings are at +128. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-1 loss to the Red Wings their last time on the ice. The Blackhawks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 25 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Chicago compiled 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was sitting at 48 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 53.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.6%. They recorded 13 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 49.5% and their PDO was 90.4 for this game.
In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 121 goals (16th in the league) on the year and have given up 137. For the current season, they have scored 45 points and their points percentage is .511. Chicago has compiled 137 power play opportunities and they have scored 33 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 24.09%. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 106 goals while having 88 on offense. Chicago has tried 1,292 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Blackhawks have had 1,458 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 117 power play opportunities (24th in the NHL) and have come away with 31 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Kevin Lankinen. Over the course of his pro career, Lankinen has tallied 18 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .563. His save percentage sits at .914 during his 1,934 mins on the ice. Lankinen has had 1,051 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 961 total saves. The opposition has scored 90 goals versus Lankinen in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.79. He has an overall mark of 16-12-4 and he was named the starter in 32 games. Lankinen has been involved in 32 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their win over Chicago, the Red Wings PDO was 110 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.5%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.4% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Blackhawks having a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Red Wings tallied 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. Detroit had a 46.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and we'd say they played well overall.
Detroit has attempted 1,242 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.21%, while allowing the opposition 1,401 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.74% on the other teams 129 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have a tally of 126 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 11.90%. The Red Wings have scored 87 goals at even strength and 15 goals (29th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 140 goals to be scored by way of 110 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Detroit Red Wings have notched a total of 102 goals, 38 points, in addition to a points percentage of .422.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonathan Bernier defending the goal. He has accrued 10,252 stops out of the 11,235 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .913. Bernier has amassed a lifetime record of 161-155-38 and has been in goal for 389 contests. He has started in 350 games and has been on the ice for 21,336 mins. Bernier's percentage of quality starts is 53.1% and he has made 186 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.76 goals per game and he has relinquished 983 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+128)
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