Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+150) Kings (-182)
The Los Angeles Kings (35-22-8) will compete against the Chicago Blackhawks (22-32-9) at Crypto.com Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Blackhawks at +150 and the Kings are sitting at -182. The total is 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-4 loss to the Jets in their previous contest. The Blackhawks had a impressive offensive performance in this defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 36 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play chance and were able to score 1 goal. Chicago accrued 4 mins in the box for this matchup.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 164 goals (28th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 217. For the year, they have 53 points and their points percentage sits at .421. Chicago has accounted for 187 power play opportunities and they have notched 38 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 20.32%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 174 goals while notching 126 themselves. Chicago has taken 1,803 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Blackhawks have had 2,032 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .893. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have recorded 181 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have racked up 43 goals in those chances.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Collin Delia. During his career on the ice, Delia has 8 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .364. His save percentage sits at .903 for his 1,299 minutes guarding the cage. Delia has had 825 shots taken against him and has recorded 745 saves. Opponents have scored 80 goals versus Delia in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 3.70. He has compiled an overall mark of 8-9-4 and he started in 22 games. Delia has been in net for 26 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles played the Predators in a matchup where the Kings earned a win by a tally of 6-1. The Kings tallied 6 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup and tallied 1 goal out of those attempts.
On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 185 goals, 78 points, in addition to a points percentage of .600. They have allowed 180 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have tallied 152 goals at even strength and 33 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 201 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 16.42%. Los Angeles has taken 2,275 shots (2nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.13%, while allowing their opponents 1,850 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.58% on their opponents 177 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Calvin Petersen defending the goal. He is sitting with 2,263 saves out of the 2,483 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .911. Petersen is sitting with a lifetime record of 36-35-7 and has been in goal for 83 games. He has made the start in 78 games and has racked up 4,815 minutes. Petersen's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.1% and he has 43 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.74 goals/game and he has relinquished 220 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-182)
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