Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+102) Blackhawks (-122)
United Center is where the Chicago Blackhawks (20-29-8) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (27-22-9) on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Ducks at +102 while the Blackhawks are priced at -122. The betting total comes in at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win against the Sharks in their last outing. Anaheim accrued 15 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 5 attempts on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. The Ducks had an average offensive output in this victory. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 36 shots they tried.
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With regard to their scoring, the Anaheim Ducks have notched 168 goals (17th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 175. For the year, they have scored 63 points and their points percentage comes in at .543. Anaheim has accumulated 164 power play chances and they have added 41 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.00%. When at even strength, the Ducks let the opposition score 147 goals while scoring 127 of their own. Anaheim has attempted 1,722 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Ducks have had 1,914 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. Anaheim Ducks opponents have tallied 165 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have a total of 28 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. Over the course of his career, Gibson has accounted for 198 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .559. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 20,799 minutes between the pipes. Gibson has seen 10,760 shots against him and has accrued 9,854 saves. The opposition has scored 906 goals versus Gibson in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.61. He has an overall record of 165-137-48 and was named the starter in 354 games. Gibson has taken the ice for 362 games throughout his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, Chicago faced the Lightning in an outing where the Blackhawks took the defeat by a final score of 6-3. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Blackhawks recorded 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
On the campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 141 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .421. They have granted a total of 196 goals to be scored by way of 157 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks are sitting with 106 goals at even strength and 35 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 173 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.23%. Chicago has tried 1,640 shots (27th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.60%, while allowing the opposition 1,827 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.22% on the other teams 164 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has allowed 2,285 goals in total. Fleury's percentage of quality starts sits at 55.2% and he has 424 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has started in 768 games and his ice time sits at 53,492 minutes. Fleury has a career record of 509-296-86 and has been in net for 924 games. He has gathered 23,975 saves out of 26,260 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+102)
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