Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights - 3/26/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Vegas Golden Knights (35-28-4) vs Chicago Blackhawks (24-32-9)
Game Info: Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -189 / Chicago Blackhawks +152 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Vegas Golden Knights host the Chicago Blackhawks in Saturday NHL Action.
The Chicago Blackhawks come into this road contest with an overall record of 24-32-9. Through 65 games, the Blackhawks are 7th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 175 times, good for a rank of 24th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Chicago is the 26th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.42 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have a strength of schedule rating of 1st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 26th ranked team in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights get set to host the Chicago Blackhawks with an overall record of 35-28-4. This mark places them 4th in the Pacific division. Through 67 games, the Golden Knights have scored 211 goals, giving them an average of 3.09. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, Vegas is the 18th ranked unit, giving up 3.0 goals per contest. So far, the Golden Knights have played the 9th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Vegas's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 15th in the NHL.
Through 65 games, the Chicago Blackhawks' leading goal scorer is Alex DeBrincat. With his 24 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 60. On the season, he is turning 16.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Blackhawks have benefited from the strong play of Patrick Kane, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Chicago's 65 games, he has come up with 21 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.4%. However, when on the ice, the Blackhawks are -13 in scoring differential. Chicago's top goalie is Marc-Andre Fleury, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game.
Through 61 games, the Vegas Golden Knights' goal and overall scoring leader is Jonathan Marchessault, with 51 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 12.1%. So far, 20.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Chandler Stephenson, who has 33 assists to go along with his 16 goals. However, when on the ice the Golden Knights are -4 in scoring differential. Vegas's top goalie is Robin Lehner, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 47 percent of the time.
In Chicago's 65 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 31-29-5. So far, taking the over when the Blackhawks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-13-3. On the season, 58.0% of Chicago's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Blackhawks. In Vegas's 67 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-28-3. So far, taking the over when the Golden Knights are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-13-2. On the season, 58.0% of Vegas's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Golden Knights. With a betting line set at 6 goals, look for the Blackhawks and Golden Knights to surpass this line in what should be a high-scoring game.
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