Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+105) Blackhawks (-116)
United Center is the venue where Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (6-5-4) will play the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-5-3) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Blue Jackets coming in at +105 and the Blackhawks are at -116. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-5 victory against the Blackhawks in their last game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets came in at 59 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 32 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 64.8%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 66.7% and their PDO was 87.9 for this one. Columbus garnered 6 mins in the box in this game. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 47 and the Fenwick against was 23, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 67.1%. They accumulated 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals. For the outing, they tallied a score on 6 of the 43 shots they attempted.
The Blue Jackets have had 472 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .896. At even strength, the Blue Jackets let the opposition score 41 goals while earning 34 themselves. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have earned 33 power play tries (28th in hockey) and have notched 8 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 17 points and their points percentage sits at .567. Columbus has attempted 431 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.2%. When it comes to their scoring, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 44 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 49. Columbus skates onto the rink with 41 power play chances and they have tallied 7 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 17.07%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has been in net for 137 contests during his NHL career. He has earned a mark of 65-46-16 and he was named the starter in 126 games. Opponents have notched 365 goals versus Korpisalo in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.84. Korpisalo has had 3,913 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,548 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .907 in his 7,706 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Korpisalo has compiled 63 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500.
In their loss to Columbus, Chicago had a 35.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Chicago played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 32.9% by compiling a Fenwick of 23 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 47 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 112 and they earned an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Blackhawks tallied 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and converted 1 out of those attempts.
During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks are sitting with 44 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .533. They have allowed 45 goals to be scored by of a combination of 34 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have accumulated 26 goals at even strength and 17 goals (1st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 47 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 36.17%. Chicago has attempted 465 shots (5th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.46%, while allowing their opponents 519 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their opponents 50 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 9.5%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Kevin Lankinen patrolling the crease. He is sitting with 317 saves out of 343 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .924. Lankinen is the owner of a career record of 5-2-3 and has participated in 10 contests. He was named a starter in 10 games and has racked up 613 mins. Lankinen's quality start percentage comes out to 70.0% and he has qualified for 7 quality starts in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has given up 26 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (-116)
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