Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-120) Blackhawks (+100)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (6-4-4) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (6-5-3) at United Center on Thursday. The Blackhawks open this contest at +100 while the Blue Jackets are priced at -120. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets had a good night with a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 61 which means they had a Corsi rate of 38.4%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 52.9% and their PDO was 101.2 for this game. Columbus compiled 2 minutes in the box in this contest. The Blue Jackets had an average offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. They accumulated 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 38 attempts to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 1 power play try but weren't able to notch a goal. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 22 shots they put on goal.
The Blue Jackets have had 446 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .901. When at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 37 goals while having 31 on the offensive side of the ice. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 31 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 15 points and their points percentage comes in at .536. Columbus has attempted 388 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. Regarding their scoring, the Columbus Blue Jackets have tallied 38 goals (12th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 44. Columbus comes into tonight with 38 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 13.16%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Joonas Korpisalo. Over the course of his career, Korpisalo has recorded 63 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .504. His save percentage sits at .907 in his 7,646 mins in the crease. Korpisalo has had 3,887 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,527 saves. The opposition has been able to score 360 goals versus Korpisalo in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.83. He has a record of 64-46-16 and he was named the starter in 125 games. Korpisalo has participated in 136 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Chicago faced the Stars in an outing where the Blackhawks took home the win by a final score of 2-1. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. The Blackhawks earned 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO of 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.7%. Chicago had a 41.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.9% by compiling a Fenwick of 33 and the Stars ending the game with a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
The Blackhawks have scored 22 goals at even strength and 16 goals (1st in pro hockey) while on the power play. Chicago has taken 439 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.88%, while allowing their opponents 476 shots. During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 39 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have a tally of 45 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 35.56%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.98% on the other teams 47 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 8.9%. They have allowed 39 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Kevin Lankinen in net. Lankinen has a lifetime record of 5-1-3 and has been in net for 9 games. Lankinen's quality start percentage sits at 77.8% and he has accumulated 7 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has gathered 280 stops out of the 300 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .933. Opponents are averaging 2.17 goals per game and he has surrendered 20 goals altogether. He has made the start in 9 games and has been on the ice for 553 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+100) and under 5.5 goals
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