Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers Prediction, 3/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Florida Panthers
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Location: FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL
TV: Bally Sports Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+205) Panthers (-250)
FLA Live Arena is the location where the Florida Panthers (45-15-6) will go up against the Chicago Blackhawks (24-33-10) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Blackhawks at +205 and the Panthers are coming in at -250. The betting total is set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks will need a bounce back game after taking a 6-5 loss against the Sabres in the last game they played. Chicago garnered 4 mins in the box in this game. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to net 2 goals. The Blackhawks had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the defeat. In the outing, they converted 5 of the 21 shots they tried.
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In the matter of scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 180 goals (25th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 233. For the year, they sit with 58 points and their points percentage sits at .433. Chicago is sitting with 197 power play opportunities and they have added 42 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 21.32%. At even strength, the Blackhawks have given up 187 goals while scoring 138 themselves. Chicago has attempted 1,917 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Blackhawks have had 2,178 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have amassed 189 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have scored 46 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. In his professional hockey career, Lankinen has earned 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .455. He has a save percentage of .901 in his 3,331 minutes on the ice. Lankinen has had 1,816 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,637 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 179 goals against Lankinen in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 3.22. He has accumulated an overall record of 21-23-10 and he was named the starter in 55 games. Lankinen has been in goal for 57 games during his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Florida faced the Canadiens in a game where the Panthers earned a win by a final of 7-4. They had 4 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal. The Panthers notched 7 goals out of the 46 shots on goal they pursued.
The Panthers have accumulated 219 goals at even strength and 49 goals (5th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Florida has put up 2,450 shots (1st in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.94%, while allowing the opposition 2,020 shots. On the campaign, the Florida Panthers have earned a total of 268 goals, 96 points, in addition to a points percentage of .727. They have a tally of 213 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.00%. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.81% on the other teams 208 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have granted a total of 191 goals to be scored by way of 149 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Sergei Bobrovsky protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.56 goals per game and he has yielded 1,430 goals altogether. Bobrovsky's quality start rate comes in at 56.8% and he has 322 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 567 games and has played 33,502 minutes. Bobrovsky has compiled a career record of 329-186-48 and has played in 581 games. He has racked up 15,641 stops out of the 17,071 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .916.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+205)
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