Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 1/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+145) Predators (-175)
Bridgestone Arena is the site where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (2-3-0) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (2-3-1) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blackhawks priced at +145 and the Predators are at -175. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Blackhawks came out of their game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6 - 2 victory against the Red Wings in their last game. The Blackhawks played really well in this victory. For the game, they netted 6 out of the 35 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Chicago ended up with 10 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 33 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 56.6%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against was 22, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.7%. They took 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 11 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 35.7% and they had a PDO of 117.2 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Detroit Red Wings tallied a total of 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty mins and they earned 5 power play attempts.
The Blackhawks have had 194 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .881. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 16 goals while earning 10 as an offensive unit. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 25 power play tries (8th in pro hockey) and have scored 7 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 5 points and their points percentage sits at .417. Chicago has taken 189 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. Regarding scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 19 goals (11th in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 23. Chicago has 19 power play chances and they have added 8 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 42.11%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Malcolm Subban. The opposition has racked up 186 goals against Subban in his career and his goals against average per contest is 3.01. Subban has played in 67 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .898 for his 3,713 mins between the pipes. He has amassed an overall record of 30-24-7 and he was named the starter in 61 games. During his career on the ice, Subban has 23 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .377. Subban has had 1,827 shots against him and has recorded 1,641 total saves.
The Predators faced off against the Stars in an outing where the Predators took the defeat by a score of 3 - 2. Nashville wound up with a 42.5% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 34 while they allowed a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 22 and the Stars earning a 27 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 108.3 and their oZS percentage was 60.0%. The Predators notched 2 goals out of the 17 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Stars had 4 power play opportunities and went on to score 3 goals. Nashville gave up 22 shots on goal and the Stars had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
The Predators have accumulated 10 goals at even strength and 2 goals (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. Nashville has taken 152 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.89%, while allowing the other team 148 shots. For the year, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 12 goals, 4 points, in addition to a points percentage of .400. They have earned 20 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 10.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 55.00% on the other teams 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 7.9%. They have allowed 17 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Pekka Rinne defending the net. He has racked up 17,051 saves out of 18,592 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .917. Rinne has earned a career record of 359-202-74 and has been in net for 661 games. He has made the start in 646 games and his ice time sits at 38,182 minutes. Rinne's percentage of quality starts sits at 57.1% and he has 369 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,541 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+145)
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