Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+134) Predators (-148)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (21-19-5) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (24-21-1). The Predators open this game at -148 while the Blackhawks are priced at +134. The total is set at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-0 victory against the Red Wings in their previous game. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 47.8% and they had a PDO of 123.5 in this one. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 20 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 41.7%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks sat at 31 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 38 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.9%. Chicago recorded 4 mins in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 27 shots they put on net.
Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 123 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have come away with 31 goals in those chances. The Blackhawks have had 1,487 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Chicago has attempted 1,319 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.5%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 106 goals while having 92 when they are on offense. Chicago has compiled 139 power play chances and they have tallied 33 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.74%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 47 points and their points percentage comes in at .522. Regarding scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 125 goals (14th in the league) this year and have conceded 137.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Kevin Lankinen. Lankinen has taken the ice for 32 contests during his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 16-12-4 and he has gotten the start in 32 games. Opponents have scored 90 goals against Lankinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. Lankinen has had 1,051 shots against him and has amassed 961 saves. His save percentage is at .914 during his 1,934 minutes on the ice. For his career, Lankinen has accumulated 18 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .563.
In their last contest, Nashville played the Hurricanes in a game where the Predators were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 3-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one but didn't score a goal. The Predators netted 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO was 97 and their oZS percentage was 31.1%. Nashville earned a 39.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 35.8% by tallying a Fenwick of 34 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 61 Fenwick.
On the season, the Nashville Predators have earned 116 goals, 49 points, in addition to a points percentage of .533. They have allowed 130 goals to be scored by way of 94 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have racked up 91 goals at even strength and 25 goals (18th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 132 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.94%. Nashville has attempted 1,363 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.51%, while allowing the opposition 1,427 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 74.83% on their opponents 143 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%.
Across the rink you are going to see Juuse Saros in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has surrendered 339 goals in total. Saros' percentage of quality starts sits at 60.8% and he has earned 79 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 130 games and has played 8,134 minutes. Saros has amassed a lifetime record of 70-45-16 and has participated in 146 games. He has recorded 3,898 stops out of the 4,237 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (-148) and under 5.5 goals
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