Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-208) Blackhawks (+175)
Kevin Lankinen and the Chicago Blackhawks (22-21-5) play the Tampa Bay Lightning (32-14-2) at United Center on Tuesday. The Lightning open this contest at -208 while the Blackhawks are priced at +175. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets their last time out. The Lightning played really well in the win. In the game, they finished 4 of the 34 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. Tampa Bay tallied 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 52 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 41 and the Fenwick against was 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 61.2%. They totaled 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were at 63.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.5 in this one.
In terms of their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 159 goals (6th in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 124. For the season, they have racked up 66 points and their points percentage is .688. Tampa Bay skates onto the rink with 150 power play opportunities and they have added 37 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 24.67%. At even strength, the Lightning have conceded 97 goals while earning 122 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay has taken 1,453 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Lightning have had 1,367 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 153 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have come away with 27 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 297 contests during his NHL career. He has a win-loss record of 187-81-19 and he has started in 287 games. Opponents have tallied 721 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has had 9,024 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 8,303 total saves. His save percentage is .920 in his 17,329 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his career, Vasilevskiy has recorded 162 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .564.
When they were on the ice last, Chicago went up against the Predators in a game where the Blackhawks went home in defeat by a final of 3-1. They had a PDO of 91 and their percentage of oZS was 38.2%. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick rate was 55.4% by accumulating a Fenwick of 36 and the Predators having racked up a 29 Fenwick. The Blackhawks recorded 1 goal out of the 30 shots on goal they took. Chicago went home with a 50.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
Chicago has tried 1,411 shots (18th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.43%, while allowing the opposition 1,585 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 76.52% on their oppositions 132 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%. They have earned 149 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 22.82%. The Blackhawks have tallied 99 goals at even strength and 34 goals (9th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 149 goals to be scored by way of 118 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks are sitting with 133 goals, 49 points, as well as a points percentage of .510.
On the other side of the ice you will find Kevin Lankinen patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.89 goals per contest and he has surrendered 95 goals altogether. Lankinen's quality start rate sits at 54.5% and he has 18 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 33 games and has played 1,975 minutes. Lankinen has a career mark of 16-13-4 and has been in net for 33 games. He has a tally of 978 stops out of the 1,073 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+175)
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