Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is the location where the Chicago Blackhawks (6-7-3) will attempt to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (7-7-3) on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 victory over the Wild in their previous game. Pittsburgh accounted for 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Penguins had a impressive offensive outing in the win. Furthermore, they had 5 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 2 goals. In the matchup, they finished 6 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
When at even strength, the Penguins have surrendered 48 goals while having 50 when they are on offense. Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have tallied 57 power play opportunities (22nd in pro hockey) and have tallied 13 goals in those attempts. In regard to their scoring, the Pittsburgh Penguins have tallied 62 goals (6th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 61. Pittsburgh has taken 575 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.8%. For the current campaign, they sit with 17 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. The Penguins thus far have had 571 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .893. Pittsburgh comes into tonight with 60 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.00%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Casey DeSmith. In his professional hockey career, DeSmith has earned 50 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .562. His save percentage is .915 for his 5,614 mins between the pipes. DeSmith has seen 2,950 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,699 saves. The opposition has been able to score 251 goals against DeSmith in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.68. He has earned a win-loss record of 45-32-12 and he started in 89 games. DeSmith has been in net for 103 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their last outing, Chicago faced off against the Blues in a game where the Blackhawks ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5-2. The Blackhawks earned 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup and tallied 1 out of those opportunities.
On the year, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched a total of 40 goals, 15 points, in addition to a points percentage of .469. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 36 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blackhawks are sitting with 29 goals at even strength and 11 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 49 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.45%. Chicago has taken 414 shots (31st in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.66%, while allowing the other team 555 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.67% on the other teams 60 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Arvid Soderblom patrolling the crease. He has compiled 273 saves out of the 303 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .901. Soderblom has amassed a lifetime mark of 2-5-1 and has been in goal for 9 games. He has made the start in 7 games and has played 493 mins. Soderblom's rate of quality starts is 42.9% and he has earned 3 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 3.65 goals per contest and he has given up 30 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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