Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Panthers (-150) Blackhawks (+130)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (22-22-5) host the Florida Panthers (32-14-5) at United Center on Thursday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at +130 while the Panthers are coming in at -150. The O/U is set at 6.
The Panthers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-4 win against the Predators in their previous contest. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 63.6% and their PDO rating was 92.9 for this game. They accrued 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 56 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, giving them a Fenwick rate of 67.5%. The Corsi for the Panthers sat at 68 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 31 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 68.7%. Florida tallied 10 minutes in the box in this matchup. They also had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 3 goals. The Panthers had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. For the game, they tallied a score on 7 of the 55 shots they tried.
In terms of their scoring, the Florida Panthers have earned 165 goals (5th in pro hockey) on the year and have surrendered 139. For the current campaign, they sit with 69 points and their points percentage comes in at .676. Florida comes into tonight with 170 power play opportunities and they have scored 36 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 21.18%. When playing at even strength, the Panthers have given up 108 goals while notching 129 on offense. Florida has taken 1,765 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Panthers have had 1,532 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Florida Panthers opponents have totaled 150 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have earned 31 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Sergei Bobrovsky. The opposition has notched 1,316 goals against Bobrovsky in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Bobrovsky has participated in 536 contests during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .916 for his 30,873 minutes in the crease. He has a record of 295-180-45 and he has started in 522 games. For his professional hockey career, Bobrovsky has 295 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565. Bobrovsky has seen 15,739 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 14,423 saves.
Their last time out, Chicago squared up with the Lightning in an outing where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a tally of 7-4. Chicago wound up with a 52.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago had and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.2% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Lightning ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 87 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Blackhawks scored 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 7 power play chances in this game and netted 1 out of those chances.
The Blackhawks have tallied 102 goals at even strength and 35 goals (10th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Chicago has taken 1,451 shots (17th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the other team 1,615 shots. Over the course of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks are sitting with 137 goals, 49 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have a total of 156 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.44%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.47% on their oppositions 136 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%. They have granted a total of 156 goals to be scored by way of 124 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Kevin Lankinen patrolling the crease. Lankinen is sitting with a career mark of 16-13-4 and has participated in 34 games. Lankinen's quality start rate comes in at 52.9% and he has made 18 quality starts in his NHL career. He has racked up 986 stops out of the 1,084 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .910. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has allowed 98 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 34 games and has played for a total of 1,995 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+130)
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