Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+131) Panthers (-145)
BB&T Center is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (17-5-4) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (14-9-5) on Saturday. The Blackhawks open this game at +131 while the Panthers are coming in at -145. The O/U is set at 6.
The Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Stars in their previous game. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 12.0% and their PDO rating was 114.2 in this game. They amassed 20 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 17 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 35.4%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was sitting at 24 and the Corsi against was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 33.8%. Chicago garnered 10 penalty mins for this game. Moreover, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. In the outing, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 16 shots they launched.
Regarding their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 85 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 86. For the current campaign, they have earned 33 points and their points percentage sits at .589. Chicago steps onto the ice with 84 power play opportunities and they have notched 26 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 30.95%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed the opponent to score 63 goals while getting 59 when they are on offense. Chicago has attempted 831 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Blackhawks have had 962 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 88 power play tries (10th in hockey) and have racked up 23 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Kevin Lankinen. During his career on the ice, Lankinen has recorded 12 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .667. His save percentage is at .919 for his 1,102 minutes played. Lankinen has had 619 shots taken against him and has gathered 569 total saves. The opposition has notched 50 goals versus Lankinen in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.72. He has an overall record of 10-4-4 and was named the starter in 18 games. Lankinen has played in 18 games throughout his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Florida played the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Panthers ended up with the victory by a mark of 5-4. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Panthers earned 5 goals of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 101 and they had an oZS percentage of 33.3%. Florida earned a 54.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 36 and the Blue Jackets having notched a 28 Fenwick.
On the year, the Florida Panthers have notched a total of 88 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .731. They have allowed 74 goals to be scored by of a combination of 57 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded. The Panthers have earned 67 goals at even strength and 21 goals (7th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 80 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.25%. Florida has taken 883 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.97%, while allowing the opposition 808 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 77.63% on the other teams 76 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,276 goals in total. Bobrovsky's rate of quality starts is 56.5% and he has made 287 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 508 contests and has played 30,034 mins. Bobrovsky has earned a career mark of 288-174-45 and has been in goal for 521 contests. He is sitting with 14,035 stops out of 15,311 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+131)
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