Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+100) Blackhawks (-120)
Malcolm Subban and the Chicago Blackhawks (16-13-5) play the Nashville Predators (16-17-1) at United Center on Sunday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at -120 while the Predators are coming in at +100. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-1 victory over the Red Wings in their previous outing. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 66.5% and they had a PDO of 123.1 for this game. They recorded 20 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 21, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 61.8%. The Corsi for the Predators came in at 44 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 28 which means they had a Corsi rate of 61.1%. Nashville garnered 8 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. The Predators had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In the matchup, they scored on 7 out of the 30 shots they attempted.
With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have notched 83 goals (26th in the NHL) so far this season and have allowed 104. For the season, they have accumulated 33 points and their points percentage is .485. Nashville has accumulated 108 power play opportunities and they have scored 22 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.37%. At even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 72 goals while having 61 as an offensive unit. Nashville has taken 1,040 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.0%. The Predators have had 1,048 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 114 power play opportunities (5th in the NHL) and have a total of 32 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. Opponents have scored 320 goals against Saros in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.55. Saros has been involved in 136 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .918 in his 7,525 mins played. He has an overall mark of 63-42-16 and he has gotten the start in 120 games. Over the course of his pro career, Saros has earned 71 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .592. Saros has had 3,923 shots against him and has recorded 3,603 saves.
In their last contest, Chicago played the Panthers in a game where the Blackhawks earned a victory by a score of 3-0. 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 played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate was 33.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 17 and the Panthers having a 34 Fenwick. Their PDO was 113 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 36.8%. The Blackhawks scored 3 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this contest and recorded 1 out of those opportunities.
Chicago has attempted 997 shots (16th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.93%, while allowing their opponents 1,161 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.58% on their oppositions 106 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.9%. They have earned 106 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.30%. The Blackhawks are sitting with 69 goals at even strength and 30 goals (4th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 106 goals to be scored by way of 78 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 99 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .544.
For the opposition you will find Malcolm Subban defending the net. Subban has earned a career mark of 34-27-8 and has been in net for 75 contests. Subban's quality start rate sits at 40.6% and he has made 28 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accrued 1,882 stops out of 2,092 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .900. Opponents are averaging 3.00 goals per game and he has conceded 210 goals altogether. He has made the start in 69 games and has played 4,207 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (+100)
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