Ottawa Senators vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+122) Blackhawks (-135)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks play the Ottawa Senators at United Center on Monday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at -135 while the Senators are coming in at +122. The total is set at 6.
The Senators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Stars in their last game. The Senators had a good offensive output in the victory. In the outing, they converted 4 out of the 24 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play tries and notched 1 goal. Ottawa garnered 6 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Senators was 35 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 63 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 35.7%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 48, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 36.0%. They had a tally of 23 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 31 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 36.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 113.6 for this matchup.
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The Senators have had 231 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. When playing at even strength, the Senators have allowed 15 goals while earning 13 themselves. Ottawa Senators opponents have recorded 20 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have come away with 5 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 6 points and their points percentage is sitting at .429. Ottawa has attempted 204 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.3%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have tallied 19 goals (25th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 20. Ottawa has accounted for 22 power play chances and they have notched 6 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 27.27%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Anton Forsberg. Opponents have been able to score 161 goals versus Forsberg in his career and his goals against rate is 3.29. Forsberg has been involved in 60 games over the course of his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .901 in his 2,937 mins in the crease. He has compiled a mark of 16-31-5 and got the start in 53 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Forsberg is sitting with 23 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .434. Forsberg has seen 1,632 shots taken against him and he has 1,471 saves.
Their last time out, Chicago played the Blues in a game where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a final of 1-0. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Blackhawks recorded 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.6%. Chicago went home with a 45.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Chicago had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 42.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 35 and the Blues finishing with a 47 Fenwick at even strength.
The Blackhawks have scored 8 goals at even strength and 9 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. Chicago has taken 266 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 6.39%, while allowing their opponents 294 shots. On the year, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 17 goals, 2 points, and a points percentage of .111. They have earned 36 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 87.10% on the other teams 31 power play chances, and their save percentage is 87.4%. They have permitted 37 goals to be scored by way of 33 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are expected to see Kevin Lankinen between the pipes. His opposition is averaging 3.00 goals per contest and he has yielded 120 goals in total. Lankinen's quality start percentage sits at 50.0% and he has qualified for 20 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 40 games and has played for a total of 2,402 mins. Lankinen has amassed a lifetime record of 17-15-7 and has participated in 41 games. He has a tally of 1,193 saves out of 1,313 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (-135)
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