Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 2/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+100) Ducks (-118)
Honda Center is the location where the Anaheim Ducks (19-34-7) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (21-32-5) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Chicago at +100 and Anaheim is sitting at -118. The over/under is set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Sharks in their previous outing. Chicago amassed 7 mins in the box in this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. The Blackhawks offense showed they have some room for improvement in this game. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 35 shots they put on net.
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In regard to their scoring, the Chicago Blackhawks have notched 145 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have given up 207. For the current campaign, the have a total of 47 points and their points % is .405. Chicago has compiled 168 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 17.26%. While playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have allowed 167 goals while getting 116 of their own. Chicago has taken 1,570 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.2%. The Blackhawks so far have had 1,964 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 169 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have come away with 40 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has been in goal for 322 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 148-117-33 and he was named the starter in 295 games. Opponents have notched 824 goals against Mrazek in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.74. Mrazek has seen 8,894 shots against him and has recorded 8,070 total saves. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 18,032 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Mrazek is sitting with 148 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .502.
The last time they were on the ice, Anaheim played the Hurricanes in an outing where the Ducks took home the victory by a final of 3-2. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Ducks tallied 3 goals out of the 15 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Ducks have racked up 122 goals at even strength and 27 goals (31st in the league) while on the power play. Anaheim has put up 1,747 shots (24th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 8.53%, while allowing the other team 2,390 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have earned a total of 149 goals, 45 points, as well as a points percentage of .375. They have allowed 247 goals to be scored by of a combination of 191 goals at even strength and 56 goals while they were shorthanded. They have earned 172 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.70%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 73.33% on their oppositions 210 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see John Gibson protecting the net. He has racked up 11,713 stops out of 12,829 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .913. Gibson has a lifetime record of 178-171-57 and has participated in 419 games. He has started in 410 contests and his ice time sits at 23,977 minutes. Gibson's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.6% and he has qualified for 224 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per game and he has allowed 1,116 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (-118)
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