Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (3-5-0, 7th in the Atlantic Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (5-3-0, 5th in the Pacific Division) at Little Ceasars Arena on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at -120 and the Red Wings are at +109. The O/U opens at 6. The Canucks are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3 SU. The Red Wings are covering 37.5% of the time, going 3-5 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks come into the game holding a record of 5 wins and 3 losses, putting them at 5th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 23 goals which puts them at 10th in the Western Conference and 18th in the league. Their goal differential is +6, putting them at 8th in the league. The Canucks currently have a total of 10 pts, which puts them at 15th in the league and 7th in the conference. In terms of shots on goal, they currently have a total of 248 which puts them at 9th in the Western Conference and 18th in the league. As a unit, Vancouver currently has a total of 110 hits which means they have an average of 13.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 83 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has racked up 302 mins minding the net this year. Markstrom is giving up an average of 2.19 goals per contest which has him ranked 6th in the Western Conference and 8th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he has allowed 11 goals. He's earned a save % of .932 which has him ranked 6th in the Western Conference.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the New York Rangers their last time out. The Canucks had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. In their game, they converted 3 of the 43 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Vancouver ended up with 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks was 54 and the Corsi against was 52 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 50.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 and the Fenwick against was 39, which means they had a rate of 52.4%. They won 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 11 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 43.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.8 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Rangers racked up 40 shots. They had 6 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Red Wings will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 3 wins and 5 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 14th in the East and 27th in the league with -9. They have earned a total of 19 goals for the year which puts them at 11th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a save percentage as a team of .898 which currently has them sitting 20th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 8.1% ranking them 13th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a tough season by giving up 3.81 goals per contest and that has him 23rd in the Eastern Conference and 41st among goalies in the NHL. In the 236 minutes he has played, he's given up 15 goals. His save percentage is .898, which has him ranked 18th in the Eastern Conference and 32nd among goalies in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings faced off against the Edmonton Oilers in a matchup where the Red Wings took a loss by a score of 2 - 1. For this matchup, Detroit wound up with a 44.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 38 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.3% by notching a Fenwick of 26 and the Oilers ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO of 98.7 and their percentage of oZS was 45.7%. The Red Wings converted 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Oilers had 2 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Detroit allowed 37 shots on goal and the Oilers had a total of 2 minutes in the box.
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