Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 1/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+124) Panthers (-154)
Malcolm Subban and the Chicago Blackhawks are headed to BB&T Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers. The moneyline on this matchup has the Blackhawks priced at +124 and the Panthers are at -154. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 defeat against the Lightning in their previous contest. The Blackhawks could have played much better offensively in this loss. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 37 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Chicago earned a total of 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 41 and the Corsi against was 41 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 36, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.1% and they had a PDO of 86.3 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned 37 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The goaltender for Chicago is Malcolm Subban from Toronto, Ontario. He is 26 years old and played 1,134 minutes defending the net last year. Subban conceded 3.17 GAA which had him placed 30th in the West and 57th in the NHL among goalies. He gave up 60 goals. His save % was .890 which had him placed 33rd in the West. During the year thus far, Chicago has scored a total of 3 goals which ranks them 10th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, which puts them at 31st in the NHL. The Blackhawks currently have a total of 0 pts, which ranks them 30th in the NHL and 14th in the West. With reference to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 60 which ranks them 5th in the conference and 8th in the NHL. As a unit, Chicago has obtained a total of 21 hits which has them averaging 10.5 per game. They currently have a total of 12 blocks for the season.
The Panthers played the Islanders in a matchup where the Panthers took a loss by a tally of 5 - 1 in their last game of last season. Florida wound up with a 53.8% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 57 and they conceded a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.6% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Islanders ending the game with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Florida played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 86.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 58.6%. The Panthers notched 1 goal out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play chances in this game and were able to net 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Islanders had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Florida conceded 38 shots on goal and the Islanders earned 10 minutes in the box.
In goal for Florida is Chris Driedger who had a good campaign by surrendering only 2.05 goals per game and that ranked him 1st in the East and 1st among goalies in the NHL. In the 643 minutes he played, he allowed 22 goals. His save percentage was .938, which had him ranked 1st in the East and 1st among goalies in the NHL. When discussing goal differential, Florida was ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the league with +4. They had a total of 228 goals for the year which ranked 1st in the East. Florida had a team save % of .899 which had them ranked 18th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.1% which put them at 8th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida (-154)
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