Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-114) Blackhawks (-106)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators travel to United Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Blackhawks. The moneyline on this game has the Predators coming in at -114 and the Blackhawks are at -106. The O/U opens at 6.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Canucks their last time out. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 39 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 54 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 41.9%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 37.1% and their PDO was 96.8 for this game. Nashville earned 11 penalty minutes in this outing. The Predators had an average offensive performance in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 46.8%. They had 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 2 goals. While out there on the ice, they finished 3 out of the 28 shots they tried.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 30 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 31. For the season, they have earned 12 points and their points % is .545. Nashville comes into tonight with 35 power play chances and they have added 10 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 28.57%. When at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 23 goals while notching 20 on offense. Nashville has attempted 321 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Predators have had 341 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 40 power play opportunities (3rd in the NHL) and have a total of 8 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has participated in 163 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 80-51-17 and he has started in 147 games. Opponents have scored 380 goals against Saros in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Saros has had 4,777 shot attempts against him and has accrued 4,397 saves. His save percentage is at .920 for his 9,157 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Saros has earned 90 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .612.
Their last time out, Chicago played the Jets in a matchup where the Blackhawks ended up losing by a mark of 5-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Blackhawks tallied 1 goal out of the 18 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 87 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.3%. Chicago earned a 38.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Chicago had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 32.7% by notching a Fenwick of 18 and the Jets having accrued a 37 Fenwick.
Chicago has taken 345 shots (7th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.54%, while allowing the opposition 389 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 87.50% on their opponents 40 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 87.9%. They have earned 45 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.22%. The Blackhawks have 16 goals at even strength and 10 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 47 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks are sitting with 26 goals, 4 points, and a points percentage of .167.
Across the ice you are expected to see Marc-Andre Fleury in the crease. He has racked up 23,014 stops out of 25,207 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .913. Fleury has compiled a career mark of 493-282-82 and has been in goal for 890 games. He has started in 734 contests and has played for a total of 51,467 minutes. Fleury's quality start rate sits at 55.2% and he has accumulated 405 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 2,193 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-114)
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