Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 3/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-125) Blackhawks (+104)
The Winnipeg Jets (28-24-10) are hitting the road to United Center on Sunday where they will go up against the Chicago Blackhawks (22-30-9). The moneyline on this contest has Winnipeg at -125 while Chicago is coming in at +104. The over/under is set at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 loss to the Bruins in their previous game. Winnipeg accrued 10 penalty mins in this outing. The Jets had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. Additionally, they had 5 attempts on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 29 shots they launched.
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In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 190 goals (15th in hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 190. For the current season, they have accumulated 66 points and their points percentage sits at .532. Winnipeg has accounted for 198 power play opportunities and they have scored 42 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.21%. When at even strength, the Jets have conceded 147 goals while scoring 148 themselves. Winnipeg has tried 2,034 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.3%. The Jets have had 2,012 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Winnipeg Jets opponents have tallied 183 power play tries (11th in hockey) and have scored 43 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has taken the ice for 367 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has earned a record of 193-124-34 and he has gotten the start in 358 games. Opponents have been able to score 943 goals versus Hellebuyck in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.68. Hellebuyck has had 11,174 shots against him and has recorded 10,231 saves. His save percentage sits at .916 in his 21,098 mins on the ice. Over the course of his career, Hellebuyck has accrued 197 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .550.
In their last game, Chicago faced off against the Bruins in a game where the Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 2-1. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Blackhawks scored 1 goal out of the 20 shots on goal they pursued.
During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 159 goals, 53 points, and a points percentage of .434. They have granted a total of 208 goals to be scored by of a combination of 166 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have tallied 122 goals at even strength and 37 goals (18th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 184 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.11%. Chicago has taken 1,745 shots (30th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.11%, while allowing their opponents 1,966 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.14% on their oppositions 176 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 89.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Marc-Andre Fleury in net. He has accrued 24,070 saves out of the 26,363 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Fleury is sitting with a career mark of 511-296-87 and has participated in 927 games. He has been a starter 771 games and has played 53,673 mins. Fleury's percentage of quality starts is 55.1% and he has made 425 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has conceded 2,293 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+104)
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