Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+205) Lightning (-245)
Malcolm Subban and the Chicago Blackhawks are headed to Amalie Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The line on this matchup has the Blackhawks coming in at +205 and the Lightning are at -245. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Blackhawks finished last season by taking a 4 - 3 loss against the Golden Knights. The Blackhawks had an average offensive performance in this loss. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 26 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. Chicago racked up 2 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 50 and the Corsi against was 66 giving them a Corsi percentage of 43.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against sat at 48, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 41.5%. They took 25 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 32.4% and they had a PDO of 103.6 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 39 shots. They had 2 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play attempt.
The man looking after the goal for Chicago is Malcolm Subban from Toronto, Ontario. He is 26 years old and played 1,134 mins protecting the goal last season. Subban surrendered 3.17 goals against average which had him ranking 30th among Western Conference goalies and 57th in the NHL among goaltenders. During the year, he surrendered 60 goals. He had a save percentage of .890 which had him ranking 33rd among Western Conference goalies. Last season, Chicago scored a total of 208 goals which had them ranked at 9th in the conference and 19th in the NHL. Their goal differential was -6, which was good for 22nd in the NHL. The Blackhawks had a total of 72 pts, which had them ranked at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they had a total of 2,227 which had them ranked at 5th in the West and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Chicago had a total of 1,424 hits which had them averaging 20.3 per contest. They had a total of 874 blocks last year.
The Lightning squared up with the Stars in an outing where the Lightning earned a victory by a tally of 2 - 0 to finish out last season. Tampa Bay went home with a 49.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 while they allowed a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.5% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars finishing with a 28 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Tampa Bay played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 104.2 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.4%. The Lightning scored 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and converted 1 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Stars had 3 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Tampa Bay allowed 22 shots on goal and the Stars earned 6 penalty mins.
In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who had an average campaign by giving up 2.56 goals per game and that ranked him 9th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the NHL among goalies. In the 3,122 minutes he was on the ice last year, he surrendered 133 goals. He held a save % of .917, which had him ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the NHL among goalies. In connection with goal differential, Tampa Bay was ranked 2nd in the East and 2nd in the league with +49. They had a total of 243 goals for the year which ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay had a team save % of .910 which had them ranked 9th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They shot 11.2% putting them at 1st in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+205)
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