Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 10/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (-134) Blackhawks (+112)
The Chicago Blackhawks welcome the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Friday. The odds on this game have Detroit at -134 while Chicago is at +112. The total is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-4 defeat to the Kings in the last game they played. The Red Wings had a solid offensive performance in this defeat. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. Detroit tallied 8 minutes in the box in this game.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 10 power play tries (27th in hockey) and have come away with 0 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have seen 104 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .933. Detroit has tried 95 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.6%. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed 7 goals while notching 11 on offense. Detroit steps onto the ice with 11 power play chances and they have added 1 goal out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 9.09%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 5 points and their points percentage comes in at .833. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 12 goals (14th in the league) on the season and have conceded 7.
The player in the crease for this game is Ville Husso. Husso has participated in 59 games during his NHL career. He has earned an overall mark of 35-13-8 and he was named the starter in 55 games. The opposition has been able to score 154 goals versus Husso in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.74. Husso has seen 1,761 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,607 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .913 for his 3,378 minutes between the pipes. In his career, Husso has accounted for 31 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .564.
The last time they were on the ice, Chicago faced the Sharks in a matchup where the Blackhawks took home the victory by a score of 5-2. They had 2 chances on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Blackhawks scored 5 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
Chicago has attempted 69 shots (31st in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.14%, while allowing the other team 98 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 66.67% on their oppositions 12 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.8%. They have a total of 7 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 28.57%. The Blackhawks have 5 goals at even strength and 2 goals (21st in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 8 goals to be scored by of a combination of 4 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 7 goals, 2 points, in addition to a points percentage of .333.
For the opposition you are likely to see Petr Mrazek defending the net. Mrazek is the owner of a career mark of 141-103-31 and has played in 297 games. Mrazek's percentage of quality starts sits at 50.7% and he has qualified for 137 quality starts in his pro career. He has accounted for 7,328 stops out of the 8,061 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .909. His opponents are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has yielded 733 goals altogether. He has made the start in 270 games and has been on the ice for 16,610 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (-134)
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