Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+120) Blackhawks (-140)
United Center is the venue where Malcolm Subban and the Chicago Blackhawks (1-3-1) will play the Detroit Red Wings (2-3-0) on Sunday. The Red Wings open this contest at +120 while the Blackhawks are coming in at -140. The O/U is set at 6.
The Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 1 loss to the Blackhawks in their last contest. The Red Wings didn't have a great showing offensively in the defeat. For the outing, they earned a goal on 1 of the 31 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Detroit racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 30 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.9%. Their Fenwick was 24 while the Fenwick against was 24, which earned them a rate of 50.0%. They won 19 face-off wins and lost 15 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 76.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.3 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks earned 28 shots. They finished with a total of 10 minutes in the box and they had 5 power play attempts.
The man protecting the net for Detroit is Thomas Greiss from Marblehead, Massachusetts. He is 35 years old and has racked up 175 mins in goal for the season. Greiss is allowing an average of 2.74 GAA which has him ranking 9th among East goalies and 17th in the NHL. During this year, he's surrendered 8 goals. He holds a save % of .918 which has him ranking 6th among East goalies. So far this season, they have earned a total of 10 goals which is 11th in the conference and 22nd in the league. Their goal differential is -4, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 4 pts, which is 18th in the league and 11th in the East. When it comes to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 130 which is 8th in the East and 18th in the league. As a team, Detroit has racked up a total of 85 hits which has them averaging 17 per contest. They currently have a total of 50 blocks for the year.
In their win over Detroit, Chicago had a 44.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 30 and they gave up a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Red Wings earning a 24 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 100.7 and their oZS percentage was 23.2%. The Blackhawks notched 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to convert 2 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Red Wings had 5 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Chicago allowed 31 shots on goal and the Red Wings had a total of 10 penalty minutes.
In net for Chicago is Malcolm Subban who is having a tough year by giving up 5.03 goals against average and that has him ranked 14th in the West and 31st in the NHL. In the 60 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's given up 5 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .848, which has him placed 14th in the West and 31st in the NHL. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL with -8. They have earned a total of 13 goals for the year which ranks 8th in the Western Conference. Chicago has a team save % of .874 which currently has them ranked 29th in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.4% ranking them 11th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+120)
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