New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-176) Blackhawks (+146)
The Chicago Blackhawks (4-3-2) will try to defeat the New York Islanders (5-4-0) at United Center on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Islanders at -176 while the Blackhawks open at +146. The total is 6.
The New York Islanders were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win over the Avalanche in their previous game. New York accrued 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Islanders had a solid offensive performance in this win. In addition, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't net one. For the outing, they scored on 5 of the 44 shots they looked to score on.
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In relation to their scoring capabilities, the New York Islanders have accounted for 33 goals (5th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 24. For the season, they have tallied 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .556. New York has compiled 28 power play opportunities and they have added 3 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 10.71%. At even strength, the Islanders have given up 23 goals while getting 30 on the offensive side of the ice. New York has attempted 300 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.0%. The Islanders so far have had 294 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .918. New York Islanders opponents have amassed 30 power play tries (18th in professional hockey) and have come away with 1 goal in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has played in 80 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed a record of 42-27-11 and he has started in 79 games. Opponents have been able to score 182 goals versus Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.32. Sorokin has seen 2,401 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,219 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .924 for his 4,697 mins in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Sorokin has compiled 57 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .722.
When they were on the ice last, Chicago went up against the Wild in an outing where the Blackhawks got the tie by a final of 3-3. The Blackhawks tallied 3 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing but were not able to net one.
The Blackhawks are sitting with 23 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in the league) while on the power play. Chicago has taken 235 shots (29th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 13.19%, while allowing their opponents 309 shots. During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have a total of 31 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556. They have permitted 30 goals to be scored by of a combination of 20 goals at even strength and 10 goals while they were shorthanded. They have recorded 29 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 27.59%. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.36% on their oppositions 39 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Alex Stalock in net. He has recorded 3,718 stops out of the 4,092 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .909. Stalock has earned a lifetime record of 64-52-19 and has been in net for 158 contests. He has been a starter 129 games and has played for a total of 8,462 minutes. Stalock's quality start percentage comes out to 54.3% and he has 70 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has given up 374 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+146)
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