Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+260) Golden Knights (-320)
The Vegas Golden Knights will try to beat the Chicago Blackhawks at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Chicago at +260 and Vegas is sitting at -320. The total comes in at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat against the Sabres in their last contest of the 2021-22 season. Chicago recorded 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Blackhawks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 21 shots they put on goal.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents had 223 power play opportunities (24th in professional hockey) and had a total of 53 goals in those chances. The Blackhawks had 2,703 shots tried against them and held a save percentage of .893. Chicago took 2,362 shots and had a shot percentage of 9.0%. At even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 236 goals while scoring 166. Chicago tallied 245 power play chances and notched 47 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.18%. For last season, they recorded 68 points and their points % was .415. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Chicago Blackhawks accumulated 213 goals (28th in the league) over the course of the prior season and gave up 289.
The man in net for this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has been in net for 295 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 140-102-31 and he has gotten the start in 268 games. The opposition has scored 726 goals versus Mrazek in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.64. Mrazek has had 8,000 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 7,274 saves. His save percentage currently is .909 for his 16,490 mins in the crease. For his career, Mrazek has tallied 136 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .507.
In their last game of last year, Vegas faced off against the Blues in a game where the Golden Knights got the win by a mark of 7-4. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Golden Knights netted 7 goals of the 45 shots on goal they attempted.
Last year, the Vegas Golden Knights finished the season with 262 goals, 94 points, as well as a points percentage of .573. They granted a total of 244 goals to be scored by way of 197 goals at even strength and 47 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights finished with 223 goals at even strength and 39 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They earned 212 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.40%. Vegas attempted 2,830 shots (8th in the NHL) and had a shooting percentage of 9.26%, while allowing the opposition 2,458 shots. They had a penalty kill rate of 77.40% on their opponent's 208 power play chances, and their save percentage was at 90.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Logan Thompson between the pipes. Teams are averaging 2.66 goals per contest and he has allowed 49 goals in total. Thompson's quality start rate sits at 58.8% and he has 10 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 17 contests and has played for a total of 1,106 minutes. Thompson is the owner of a career mark of 10-5-3 and has been in net for 20 games. He has racked up 522 saves out of 571 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (-320)
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