Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-110) Blackhawks (+100)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (16-13-5) play the Nashville Predators (16-17-1) at United Center on Saturday. The Predators open this matchup at -110 while the Blackhawks are priced at +100. The total is set at 6.
The Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7-1 victory over the Red Wings their last time out. The Corsi for the Predators came in at 44 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 28 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 61.1%. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 66.5% and they had a PDO of 123.1 in this game. Nashville tallied 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Predators had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 21, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.8%. They had 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 attempts to gain puck control. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they scored on 7 out of the 30 shots they tried.
The Predators have had 1,048 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. When playing at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 72 goals while scoring 61 on offense. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 114 power play tries (3rd in hockey) and have scored 32 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 33 points and their points percentage is sitting at .485. Nashville has tried 1,040 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.0%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 83 goals (25th in hockey) this year and have given up 104. Nashville steps onto the ice with 108 power play chances and they have notched 22 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.37%.
The man in goal for this game is Pekka Rinne. Rinne has been in net for 680 contests during his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 367-212-75 and he was named the starter in 663 games. Opponents have notched 1,594 goals versus Rinne in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.44. Rinne has had 19,133 shots taken against him and has accrued 17,539 saves. His save percentage sits at .917 during his 39,235 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Rinne has accounted for 378 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .570.
In their last game, Chicago went up against the Panthers in a game where the Blackhawks notched a victory by a score of 3-0. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and netted 1 out of those opportunities. The Blackhawks converted 3 goals of the 21 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 113 and their oZS percentage was 36.8%. Chicago had a 32.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick rate came in at 33.3% by notching a Fenwick of 17 and the Panthers ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
The Blackhawks have accumulated 69 goals at even strength and 30 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. Chicago has tried 997 shots (14th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.93%, while allowing the opposition 1,161 shots. On the campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 99 goals, 37 points, and a points percentage of .544. They have recorded 106 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 28.30%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.58% on their opponents 106 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have allowed 106 goals to be scored by way of 78 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are expected to see Kevin Lankinen in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has surrendered 63 goals overall. Lankinen's percentage of quality starts is 60.9% and he has 14 quality starts in his NHL career. He has made the start in 23 contests and his ice time sits at 1,397 mins. Lankinen holds a career mark of 12-7-4 and has been in goal for 23 games. He has compiled 723 stops out of 786 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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