Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+155) Predators (-188)
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (2-3-0) will play the Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-1) on Tuesday. The Blackhawks open this game at +155 while the Predators are coming in at -188. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Blackhawks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6 - 2 victory against the Red Wings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this victory. For the game, they netted 6 of the 35 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Chicago had a total of 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 43 and the Corsi against was 33 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 56.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against was 22, which earned them a rate of 60.7%. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 11 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 35.7% and they had a PDO of 117.2 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Detroit Red Wings racked up a total of 27 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty minutes and they notched 5 power play opportunities.
Chicago Blackhawks opponents have totaled 25 power play tries (7th in hockey) and have notched 7 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have had 194 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .881. Chicago has taken 189 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.1%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 16 goals while notching 10. Chicago has compiled 19 power play chances and they have notched 8 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 42.11%. For the season, they have tallied 5 points and their points percentage sits at .417. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 19 goals (10th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 23.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Kevin Lankinen. The opposition has notched 8 goals versus Lankinen in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.63. Lankinen has taken the ice for 3 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .909 in his 182 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 2-0-1 and he has gotten the start in 3 games. Over the course of his career, Lankinen has accumulated 2 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .667. Lankinen has had 88 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 80 total saves.
The Predators opposed the Stars in an outing where the Predators took the loss by a final score of 3 - 2. Nashville went home with a 42.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 34 while they gave up a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.9% by earning a Fenwick of 22 and the Stars having earned a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 108.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Predators netted 2 goals out of the 17 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Stars had 4 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 3 goals. Nashville conceded 22 shots on goal and the Stars racked up 8 penalty minutes.
Nashville has attempted 152 shots (21st in the league) and has accumluated a shooting percentage of 7.89%, while allowing the other team 148 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 55.00% on the other teams 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 7.9%. They have a total of 20 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 10.00%. The Predators have racked up 10 goals at even strength and 2 goals (28th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 17 goals to be scored by of a combination of 7 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Nashville Predators have notched a total of 12 goals, 4 points, and a points percentage of .400.
For the opposition you will find Juuse Saros in net. He has compiled 3,281 stops out of 3,575 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .918. Saros has compiled a lifetime record of 57-38-16 and has participated in 123 games. He has made the start in 108 games and has played 6,847 mins. Saros' percentage of quality starts sits at 59.3% and he has accumulated 64 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has allowed 294 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (-188)
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