Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+126) Panthers (-156)
BB&T Center is the site where Chris Driedger and the Florida Panthers will play the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. The Panthers open this game at -156 while the Blackhawks are priced at +126. The total opens at 7.5.
The Blackhawks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 2 defeat to the Panthers their last time out. The Blackhawks offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 27 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play attempts and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Chicago earned 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 41 and the Corsi against was 34 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 54.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against was 32, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They won 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 33.5% and they had a PDO of 87.2 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Florida Panthers earned a total of 29 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play attempts.
The man between the pipes for Chicago is Malcolm Subban from Toronto, Ontario. He is 27 years old and has racked up 60 mins defending the net for the campaign. Subban is conceding an average of 5.03 GAA which has him ranking 13th among Western Conference goalies and 28th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 5 goals. He has a save percentage of .848 which has him ranking 13th among Western Conference goalies. So far this year, the Blackhawks have earned a total of 5 goals which has them ranked at 12th in the West and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -10, putting them at 31st in the league. The Blackhawks have a total of 0 pts, which has them ranked at 31st in the league and 15th in the West. When talking about shots toward the net, they have a total of 87 which has them ranked at 4th in the West and 6th in the league. As a team, Chicago has earned a total of 33 hits which has them averaging 11 per contest. They have a total of 14 blocks for the season.
In their win over Chicago, Florida earned a 45.3% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 34 while they conceded a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Blackhawks having a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Florida had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 112.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 66.5%. The Panthers converted 5 goals of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and converted 1 out of those chances. As for their opponent, the Blackhawks had 3 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Florida gave up 27 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned 8 penalty minutes.
In net Florida Chris Driedger who is playing well this year by giving up only 2.00 goals per contest and that ranks him 6th among East goalies 8th in the NHL among goaltenders. 60 mins he has played this year, he's surrendered 2 goals. He has a save % of .926, which has him placed 6th among East goalies 8th in the NHL among goaltenders. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 3rd in the conference and 7th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 5 goals for this year which has them sitting at 8th in the conference. Florida has a save % as a team of .926 which is good for 8th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 17.2% which is good for 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+126)
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