Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 4/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+205) Kings (-250)
Crypto.com Arena is the site where the Los Angeles Kings (41-27-10) will meet the Chicago Blackhawks (25-40-11) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has Chicago at +205 while Los Angeles is coming in at -250. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-2 defeat against the Flames in their last contest. Chicago compiled 6 mins in the box in this matchup. They also had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. The Blackhawks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In the game, they converted 2 of the 24 shots they put on net.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 208 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have a total of 51 goals in those chances. The Blackhawks have had 2,503 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .892. Chicago has attempted 2,184 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.1%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 220 goals while getting 153 on offense. Chicago comes into tonight with 227 power play chances and they have notched 46 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 20.26%. For the current season, they have recorded 61 points and their points percentage is sitting at .401. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have tallied 199 goals (27th in hockey) for the season and have conceded 271.
The man protecting the net in this game is Collin Delia. Opponents have tallied 92 goals against Delia in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.68. Delia has been in net for 30 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .904 in his 1,500 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss record of 9-11-4 and he has started in 25 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Delia has accumulated 10 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .400. Delia has seen 960 shots against him and he has 868 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Los Angeles faced off against the Ducks in a matchup where the Kings got the victory by a tally of 2-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Kings converted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 220 goals, 92 points, as well as a points percentage of .590. They have granted a total of 223 goals to be scored by way of 173 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings are sitting with 182 goals at even strength and 38 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 235 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.17%. Los Angeles has attempted 2,726 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.07%, while allowing the other team 2,235 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 76.64% on their opponents 214 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Calvin Petersen between the pipes. He has tallied 2,445 stops out of the 2,692 shots tried, giving him a rate of .908. Petersen has accumulated a career mark of 39-39-7 and has participated in 90 games. He got the starting nod in 84 contests and has played for a total of 5,227 minutes. Petersen's quality start rate is 56.0% and he has 47 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has given up 247 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+205)
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