Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/27/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Vegas 34
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+300) Golden Knights (-400)
The Vegas Golden Knights (7-0-0) will compete against the Chicago Blackhawks (2-5-0) at T-Mobile Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has Chicago at +300 and Vegas opens at -400. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look for better times on the ice after their 3-0 defeat against the Bruins in their last outing. Chicago had 10 penalty mins in this matchup. The Blackhawks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this loss. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but didn't net one. In the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 23 shots they attempted.
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When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 18 goals while having 12 themselves. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 22 power play tries (20th in the league) and have scored 3 goals in those chances. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 14 goals (27th in pro hockey) so far this season and have conceded 21. Chicago has attempted 183 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.7%. For the current campaign, they sit with 4 points and their points % is .286. The Blackhawks have seen 254 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .917. Chicago comes into tonight with 30 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 6.67%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has participated in 338 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 151-127-34 and he has gotten the start in 310 games. Opponents have been able to score 870 goals versus Mrazek in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.76. Mrazek has seen 9,409 shot attempts against him and he has 8,539 saves. His save percentage is at .908 in his 18,893 mins in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Mrazek has compiled 158 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .510.
In their last contest, Vegas opposed the Flyers in a matchup where the Golden Knights earned a win by a mark of 3-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Golden Knights notched 3 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted.
The Golden Knights are sitting with 21 goals at even strength and 6 goals (8th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Vegas has taken 212 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 12.74%, while allowing the other team 196 shots. So far this season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 27 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of 1.000. They have allowed 13 goals to be scored by way of 11 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 25 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 24.00%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 90.00% on the other teams 20 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 93.4%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Adin Hill protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has allowed 249 goals altogether. Hill's quality start rate is 54.3% and he has qualified for 50 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 92 games and has racked up 5,694 minutes. Hill has a career record of 49-39-6 and has played in 105 games. He has gathered 2,550 stops out of the 2,799 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+300)
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