Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-165) Blackhawks (+145)
Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (20-8-4) travel to United Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks (15-13-5). The Panthers open this contest at -165 while the Blackhawks are priced at +145. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Panthers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Panthers could have played much better offensively in the defeat. For the outing, they converted 2 out of the 35 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. Florida garnered 4 mins in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Panthers came in at 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. They compiled 30 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 48.7% and they had a PDO of 96.3 for this game.
The Panthers have had 973 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. When at even strength, the Panthers have allowed the opponent to score 70 goals while getting 80 themselves. Florida Panthers opponents have 98 power play tries (15th in the NHL) and have scored 19 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 44 points and their points % is .688. Florida has attempted 1,111 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Florida Panthers have accumulated 106 goals (4th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 89. Florida has accumulated 100 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 26.00%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Sergei Bobrovsky. For his career, Bobrovsky is sitting with 289 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .564. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 30,270 mins in the crease. Bobrovsky has had 15,422 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 14,135 total saves. Opponents have racked up 1,287 goals against Bobrovsky in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. He has an overall record of 290-176-45 and he started in 512 games. Bobrovsky has taken the ice for 525 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their win over Florida, the Blackhawks PDO was 104 and they had an oZS percentage of 51.3%. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those chances. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Panthers having accrued a 35 Fenwick. The Blackhawks converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. Chicago earned a 49.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Chicago played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
On the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 96 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .530. They have allowed 106 goals to be scored by way of 78 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks have racked up 67 goals at even strength and 29 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 103 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 28.16%. Chicago has put up 976 shots (11th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.84%, while allowing the opposition 1,120 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 72.00% on their oppositions 100 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.5%.
For the opposition you will find Kevin Lankinen defending the net. Lankinen has amassed a career record of 11-7-4 and has participated in 22 games. Lankinen's quality start percentage comes out to 59.1% and he has qualified for 13 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accounted for 682 saves out of 745 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .915. Teams are averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has allowed 63 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 22 games and has racked up 1,337 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida (-165)
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