Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 12/27/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+310) Hurricanes (-400)
The Chicago Blackhawks (8-20-4) are hitting the road to PNC Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (22-6-6). The line on this contest has the Blackhawks at +310 and the Hurricanes are coming in at -400. The betting total is set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win against the Blue Jackets in their previous game. Chicago accrued 19 penalty minutes in this outing. The Blackhawks had a good offensive outing in the win. Additionally, they had 5 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 5 of the 38 shots they put on goal.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 100 power play tries (27th in pro hockey) and have scored 29 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have seen 1,068 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Chicago has attempted 857 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 91 goals while scoring 53 on offense. Chicago has accounted for 101 power play chances and they have tallied 22 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 21.78%. For the season, they have earned 20 points and their points percentage is .313. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 75 goals (32nd in pro hockey) for the year and have conceded 120.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has played in 307 games throughout his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall record of 142-110-32 and he started in 280 games. Opponents have notched 774 goals versus Mrazek in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.70. Mrazek has had 8,381 shots taken against him and has accrued 7,607 saves. His save percentage is .908 for his 17,172 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Mrazek has accounted for 140 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500.
In their last game, Carolina played the Flyers in a game where the Hurricanes ended up with the victory by a final score of 6-5. They had 4 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 2 out of those chances. The Hurricanes had 6 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have accounted for 104 goals, 50 points, and a points percentage of .735. They have permitted 90 goals to be scored by of a combination of 67 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have racked up 83 goals at even strength and 21 goals (23rd in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 117 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 17.95%. Carolina has tried 1,172 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the other team 901 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.17% on the other teams 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%.
Across the ice you will find Pyotr Kochetkov in net. Kochetkov has amassed a career record of 13-1-4 and has been in goal for 18 contests. Kochetkov's rate of quality starts comes out to 68.8% and he has earned 11 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has a tally of 416 saves out of the 450 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .924. Teams are averaging 2.01 goals/game and he has allowed 34 goals overall. He has made the start in 16 games and has been on the ice for 1,014 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+310)
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