Red Wings vs Wild Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/22/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+222) Wild (-250)
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (12-34-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) go to Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Wild (22-21-6, 7th in the Central Division). The moneyline on this contest has the Red Wings priced at +222 and the Wild are at -250. The total opens at 6. The Red Wings cover 22.5% of the time, having gone 11-38 SU. Minnesota covers 43.8% of the time, going 21-27 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 34 losses, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 106 goals which ranks 16th in the conference and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -88, putting them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 28 points, which ranks 31st in the league and 16th in the Eastern Conference. When looking at shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,403 which ranks 16th in the East and 31st in the league. As a team, Detroit currently has a total of 1,060 hits which means they have an average of 21.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 550 blocks for the year. Protecting the net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has played 1,139 mins minding the net for the season. Howard is surrendering 4.11 goals per contest which ranks him 33rd in the Eastern Conference and 67th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's surrendered 78 goals. His save percentage is .883 which ranks him 32nd in the Eastern Conference.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 6 - 3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in their last game. The Red Wings had an average offensive output in this defeat. In this matchup, they netted 3 out of the 25 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. Detroit had a total of 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 35 and the Corsi against was 55 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.9%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against was 43, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 35.8%. They won 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 35.7% and they had a PDO of 101.1 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche racked up a total of 46 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
The Wild will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 22 wins and 21 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they currently sit 11th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL with -11. They currently have a total of 151 goals for this season which is 7th in the West. Minnesota has a team save percentage of .893 which is good for 26th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% putting them at 4th in the Western Conference. In goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a tough year by giving up 3.35 goals per game and that ranks him 32nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 62nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,237 mins he has played this year, he's surrendered 69 goals. His save percentage is .892, which has him ranking 31st among Western Conference goaltenders and 60th among goalies in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild faced the Florida Panthers in an outing where the Wild ended up losing by a final of 5 - 4. In this matchup, Minnesota earned a 56.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 46 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick rate was 53.1% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Panthers having a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Minnesota had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 85.1 and their oZS percentage was 66.7%. The Wild converted 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 2 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Panthers had 2 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Minnesota conceded 25 shots on goal and the Panthers racked up 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (-250)
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