Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken Prediction, 11/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Seattle Kraken
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+125) Kraken (-152)
Philipp Grubauer and the Seattle Kraken host the Chicago Blackhawks at Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday. The Kraken open this matchup at -152 while the Blackhawks are priced at +125. The O/U is set at 6.
The Blackhawks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 2-1 win over the Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blackhawks could have played much better offensively in this win. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 29 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. Chicago accounted for 12 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 35 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.0%. They earned 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 52.2% and their PDO rating was 105.6 in this one.
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The Blackhawks have had 477 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .893. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 45 goals while earning 21 of their own. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 48 power play tries (11th in the NHL) and have come away with 6 goals in those chances. For the year, the have a total of 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .333. Chicago has taken 438 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.3%. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 32 goals (29th in hockey) for the year and have given up 51. Chicago steps onto the ice with 55 power play opportunities and they have notched 11 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.00%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been involved in 893 games during his pro hockey career. He has compiled a record of 495-283-82 and he was named the starter in 737 games. Opponents have racked up 2,201 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. Fleury has seen 25,307 shots against him and has recorded 23,106 total saves. His save percentage is at .913 in his 51,652 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, Fleury has compiled 407 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .552.
In their last contest, Seattle went up against the Wild in a game where the Kraken took the defeat by a score of 4-2. Their PDO was 84 and their oZS percentage was 66.7%. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those opportunities. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 58.2% by accumulating a Fenwick of 39 and the Wild earning a 28 Fenwick. The Kraken recorded 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they tried. Seattle wound up with a 55.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Seattle played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
The Kraken have tallied 37 goals at even strength and 5 goals (29th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Seattle has attempted 437 shots (18th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.61%, while allowing their opponents 391 shots. So far this season, the Seattle Kraken have accounted for 42 goals, 9 points, in addition to a points percentage of .300. They have recorded 46 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 10.87%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.65% on the other teams 31 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 85.9%. They have allowed 55 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer in net. He has recorded 5,552 stops out of the 6,045 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .918. Grubauer is sitting with a lifetime record of 113-68-22 and has played in 226 games. He has been a starter 199 games and has been on the ice for 12,398 mins. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts is 57.8% and he has 115 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.39 goals per contest and he has surrendered 493 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+125)
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