Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+145) Golden Knights (-175)
The Chicago Blackhawks (24-32-9) are en route to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Vegas Golden Knights (35-28-4). The odds on this game have Chicago at +145 while Vegas is coming in at -175. The over/under is set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Kings in the last game they played. Chicago accrued 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. Moreover, they had 4 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the outing, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 31 shots they attempted.
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When discussing scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 171 goals (24th in hockey) on the season and have given up 222. For the current campaign, the have a total of 57 points and their points percentage is sitting at .438. Chicago has compiled 194 power play opportunities and they have scored 40 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 20.62%. While at even strength, the Blackhawks let the opposition score 178 goals while getting 131 on the offensive side of the ice. Chicago has taken 1,862 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.2%. The Blackhawks have had 2,107 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .895. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 184 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have notched 44 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kevin Lankinen. Over the course of his time in hockey, Lankinen has 24 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .453. His save percentage currently is .904 in his 3,209 minutes played. Lankinen has had 1,745 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,577 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 168 goals versus Lankinen in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 3.14. He has compiled an overall record of 21-22-9 and he has started in 53 games. Lankinen has been involved in 55 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, Vegas played the Predators in a game where the Golden Knights got the win by a final of 6-1. They had 5 power play chances in this one and scored 3 goals out of those opportunities. The Golden Knights recorded 6 goals of the 50 shots on goal they took.
Vegas has tried 2,288 shots (3rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing their opponents 2,013 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.45% on the other teams 181 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have earned 176 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 19.32%. The Golden Knights have earned 173 goals at even strength and 34 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 201 goals to be scored by way of 162 goals at even strength and 39 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Vegas Golden Knights have 207 goals, 74 points, as well as a points percentage of .552.
Across the rink you are likely to see Laurent Brossoit defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.84 goals per game and he has given up 266 goals overall. Brossoit's quality start rate sits at 52.3% and he has accumulated 45 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has been a starter 86 games and has racked up 5,610 mins. Brossoit is sitting with a career record of 42-41-8 and has participated in 106 games. He has recorded 2,543 stops out of 2,809 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .905.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+145)
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