Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (-127) Blackhawks (+106)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins travel to United Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Chicago Blackhawks. The Penguins open this game at -127 while the Blackhawks are priced at +106. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Penguins had a rough game after their 5-4 defeat against the Wild in their last outing. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 100.6 in this game. They accounted for 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 42 and the Fenwick against finished at 47, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 47.2%. The Corsi for the Penguins was 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 63 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.2%. Pittsburgh amassed 4 minutes in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. The Penguins had a impressive offensive performance in the loss. For the game, they converted 4 of the 39 shots they tried.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have tallied 24 power play opportunities (32nd in the NHL) and have notched 2 goals in those chances. The Penguins have had 329 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. Pittsburgh has taken 353 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.4%. At even strength, the Penguins have conceded 28 goals while earning 29 on the offensive side of the ice. Pittsburgh has accumulated 34 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 11.76%. For the current campaign, they have earned 11 points and their points percentage is .550. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 33 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have given up 30.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Tristan Jarry. In his professional hockey career, Jarry has earned 63 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .612. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 6,143 mins played. Jarry has seen 3,112 shot attempts against him and has recorded 2,842 total saves. Opponents have notched 270 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.64. He has earned a record of 63-31-9 and he was named the starter in 103 games. Jarry has played in 109 contests over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago faced the Predators in a game where the Blackhawks earned a win by a score of 2-1. Chicago went home with a 51.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 35 and the Predators having notched a 31 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 104 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Blackhawks scored 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
So far this year, the Chicago Blackhawks have accumulated 28 goals, 6 points, in addition to a points percentage of .231. They have permitted 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 43 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have tallied 18 goals at even strength and 10 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 48 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 20.83%. Chicago has put up 377 shots (9th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.43%, while allowing the opposition 410 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 88.10% on their opponents 42 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury defending the goal. Fleury has amassed a lifetime record of 493-283-82 and has participated in 891 games. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.1% and he has 405 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 23,042 saves out of the 25,240 shots tried, giving him a save % of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has surrendered 2,198 goals in total. He has made the start in 735 contests and his ice time sits at 51,527 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-127)
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