Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+153) Panthers (-170)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (14-10-5) head to BB&T Center on Monday where they'll take on the Florida Panthers (18-5-4). The moneyline on this game has the Blackhawks priced at +153 and the Panthers are at -170. The O/U opens at 6.
The Blackhawks had a rough game after their 4-2 defeat to the Panthers in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 35 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which means they had a Corsi rate of 43.2%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 43.2% and their PDO rating was 95.0 for this one. Chicago accrued 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Blackhawks didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 37, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 45.6%. They totaled 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 40 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. In the game, they converted 2 of the 32 shots they attempted.
Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 90 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have notched 23 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have had 997 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Chicago has taken 863 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 67 goals while earning 61 of their own. Chicago has compiled 88 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 29.55%. For the season, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .569. In terms of scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 87 goals (8th in pro hockey) on the season and have given up 90.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Kevin Lankinen. In his professional hockey career, Lankinen has accounted for 12 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .632. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 1,161 mins in the crease. Lankinen has seen 654 shots taken against him and has accrued 600 total saves. The opposition has notched 54 goals against Lankinen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.79. He has accumulated an overall mark of 10-5-4 and he started in 19 games. Lankinen has been in net for 19 matchups during his pro hockey career.
In their win over Chicago, Florida had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Panthers earned 4 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 105 and their oZS percentage was 56.8%. Florida wound up with a 56.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Florida played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate was 54.4% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Blackhawks having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
The Panthers have tallied 71 goals at even strength and 21 goals (8th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Florida has put up 918 shots (4th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.02%, while allowing their opponents 840 shots. During this campaign, the Florida Panthers are sitting with 92 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .741. They have earned 82 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.61%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.75% on their opponents 80 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.0%. They have granted a total of 76 goals to be scored by way of 59 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.55 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,278 goals in total. Bobrovsky's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.6% and he has accumulated 288 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 509 games and has been on the ice for 30,094 mins. Bobrovsky holds a career mark of 289-174-45 and has played in 522 games. He has accrued 14,065 saves out of 15,343 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+153)
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