Chicago Blackhawks vs Vegas Golden Knights 4-16-2024

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights 4/16/24 NHL Game Analysis, Previews and Predictions

Chicago Blackhawks (23-51-5) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (43-28-8)


Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights 4/16/24 – As the regular season comes to a close, April 16 at T-Mobile Arena is set to bring an engaging clash between Chicago Blackhawks and Vegas Golden Knights that showcases two teams with vastly differing fortunes. While Blackhawks hold an uninspiring 23-51-5 record and look for redemption against solid 43-28-8 Vegas Golden Knights teams looking to strengthen playoff positioning; players from each side may use this matchup as a platform to show their worth while providing premium tips and predictions as playoff season approaches.


The Chicago Blackhawks offense has struggled this year, yet centers like Philipp Kurashev and Jason Dickinson have shown flashes of brilliance. Kurashev leads with 53 points while Dickinson boasts 17.2% shooting percentage – both figures can potentially find space against an otherwise strong Golden Knights defense (19-22 against the spread). If that proves the case then Chicago may gain some advantage against an opponent like Vegas; though their key offensive players might face stiff resistance.


Contrariwise, Vegas’ offensive setup is much stronger, led by right wing Jonathan Marchessault who has amassed an outstanding 68 points this season, including 42 goals. Ivan Barbashev provides Vegas with additional scoring depth that has put considerable strain on Chicago’s defence all season – exploiting their defensive weaknesses that contribute to poor results all the time is key when facing opponents like Vegas who possess offensive firepower like these Golden Knights do!


Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights 4/16/24 Game Info


When: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
TV: Hulu/ESPN+
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Petr Mrazek vs. Goaltender Logan Thompson


Petr Mrazek‘s Blackhawks season has been challenging, evidenced by his goals against average of 3.07 and save percentage of.906 over 54 games. Yet despite these difficulties he has shown resilience between the pipes by managing to save an admirable percentage of shots faced while dealing with Golden Knights offense known for its relentless attack style – so much so that his ability to handle pressure situations such as shootout situations where his save percentage stands at an outstanding 889 will prove key in keeping Blackhawks competitive against this powerful opponent.


On the Golden Knights side of things, Logan Thompson has proven more steady in net than Mrazek; boasting a 24-14-5 record with 2.74 goals against average (GAA), his save percentage (.907) slightly better than Mrazek and consistently repelling opponents’ attacks. Thompson will need to maintain this level of performance as they prepare to enter playoff competition; it is especially critical during these crucial games when every match matters greatly and all opponents look for any advantage they can find to exploit any lapses or defensive miscues committed.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As the betting odds and lines have yet to be decided upon, bettors need to keep tabs on them closely for updates. Early indications point towards Golden Knights being favorites given their superior record and home advantage; further analysis into individual matchups or team trends could give bettors better odds when game day rolls around.


Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends


The Blackhawks have shown some strength against the spread over their last five games, going 3-2 against it against (ATS) overall on their road journey (12-27 against), though that totals going over in three of those contests suggests defensive vulnerabilities as well as scoring ability influencing over/under betting decisions.


Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends


The Golden Knights have been on an impressive roll recently with four wins out of their past five matches and an excellent 4-1 mark against the spread at home, providing Blackhawks backers an opportunity for puck line bets against them. Furthermore, Vegas games tend to stay under totals, likely reflecting either disciplined defensive play or missed offensive opportunities.


Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vegas Golden Knights 4/16/24 Betting Picks


According to analysis and recent form, the Golden Knights appear poised to exploit Chicago Blackhawks defensive weaknesses when making puck lines or moneyline bets; bettors should consider this when looking at puck lines or moneylines bets against Chicago; though recent performances against spread betting indicates their resilience may make this unlikely.


For those seeking top NHL free predictions, one method might be backing the Golden Knights on the moneyline while monitoring Chicago if their spread looks favorable if that puck line makes more sense for you. Over/under should also be approached cautiously depending on both teams’ recent history of high scoring games.


Free Pick and Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights 4, Chicago Blackhawks 2.


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