Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Fox Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-132) Blackhawks (+112)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (20-7-4) travel to United Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (14-13-5). The odds on this game have the Panthers coming in at -132 and the Blackhawks are at +112. The over/under is set at 6.
The Panthers were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-3 loss against the Lightning in their previous contest. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 63.0% and their PDO rating was 81.0 in this one. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick Against sat at 22, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.2%. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 33 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 50.7%. Florida accounted for 14 minutes in the box for this matchup. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances and scored 2 goals. The Panthers had an average offensive outing in this defeat. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
The Panthers have had 941 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .909. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have allowed 68 goals while notching 79 themselves. Florida Panthers opponents have 95 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have earned 18 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have earned 44 points and their points percentage is sitting at .710. Florida has taken 1,076 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 104 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 86. Florida comes into tonight with 98 power play opportunities and they have tallied 25 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 25.51%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Sergei Bobrovsky. For his career, Bobrovsky has 289 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .564. His save percentage currently sits at .917 in his 30,270 mins guarding the cage. Bobrovsky has seen 15,422 shots taken against him and has recorded 14,135 saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,287 goals versus Bobrovsky in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. He has a mark of 290-176-45 and he was named the starter in 512 games. Bobrovsky has been in goal for 525 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago went up against the Lightning in a game where the Blackhawks took a loss by a final of 4-1. Chicago had a 54.1% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Chicago played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 27 and the Lightning having a 31 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 92 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 53.6%. The Blackhawks scored 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal.
So far this year, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 93 goals, 33 points, as well as a points percentage of .516. They have allowed 104 goals to be scored by of a combination of 77 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have 65 goals at even strength and 28 goals (4th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 100 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 28.00%. Chicago has taken 944 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.85%, while allowing the other team 1,085 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 72.45% on their opponents 98 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.4%.
Across the ice you will find Kevin Lankinen defending the goal. The opposition is averaging 2.87 goals per game and he has surrendered 61 goals in total. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts sits at 57.1% and he has made 12 quality starting assignments in his career. He got the starting nod in 21 games and has played for a total of 1,277 minutes. Lankinen is the owner of a lifetime mark of 10-7-4 and has participated in 21 games. He has accrued 649 saves out of 710 shots tried, giving him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+112)
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