Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 1/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+125) Blackhawks (-150)
Malcolm Subban and the Chicago Blackhawks (0-3-1) play the Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0) at United Center on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Red Wings priced at +125 and the Blackhawks are at -150. The total is set at 5.5.
The Red Wings had a good night with a 3 - 2 win against the Blue Jackets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Red Wings had an average offensive outing in this victory. For the game, they netted 3 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 power play chance and were able to notch 1 goal on that attempt. Detroit ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 50 and the Corsi against was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.2%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 29, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. They took 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 13 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.8 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up 24 shots. They finished with 2 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
Looking after the goal for Detroit is Thomas Greiss from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 116 mins protecting the net this season. Greiss is allowing an average of 2.59 goals against average which has him ranking 8th among Eastern Conference goalies and 15th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he has surrendered 5 goals. His save percentage is .930 which has him ranking 6th among Eastern Conference goalies. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 9 goals which is 10th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, putting them at 19th in the NHL. The Red Wings currently have a total of 4 points, which is 13th in the NHL and 8th in the Eastern Conference. When looking at shots on goal, they currently have a total of 99 which is 7th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the NHL. As a team, Detroit currently has a total of 57 hits which means they are averaging 14.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 44 blocks for the season.
The Blackhawks opposed the Panthers in an outing where the Blackhawks went home in defeat by a final of 5 - 4. Chicago had a 50.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 50 while they gave up a Corsi of 49. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.3% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Panthers ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Chicago had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 93.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 65.7%. The Blackhawks converted 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and were able to notch 2 out of those attempts. As for the opposition, the Panthers had 4 power play attempts and were able to tally 2 goals. Chicago conceded 30 shots on goal and the Panthers ended up with 4 penalty mins.
In net for Chicago is Malcolm Subban who is having a tough season by surrendering 5.03 goals against average and that ranks him 13th in the Western Conference and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 60 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's given up 5 goals. He holds a save percentage of .848, which has him placed 13th in the Western Conference and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. When looking at goal differential, they rank 15th in the Western Conference and 31st in the NHL with -11. They have earned a total of 9 goals for this season which has them ranked at 13th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a team save percentage of .853 which is good for 30th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 7.1% putting them at 14th in the West.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-150) and under 5.5 goals
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