Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 11/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings (8-9-3) play the Buffalo Sabres (7-9-2) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.
The Sabres were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 7-4 defeat against the Blue Jackets in their previous contest. The Sabres had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 out of the 33 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage and netted 2 goals. Buffalo accounted for 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Sabres came in at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.5%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.4%. They had 23 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 39.0% and their PDO was 81.5 in this one.
The Sabres have had 591 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .897. When at even strength, the Sabres have surrendered 51 goals while scoring 41 themselves. Buffalo Sabres opponents have tallied 49 power play opportunities (24th in hockey) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 16 points and their points % is .444. Buffalo has taken 511 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When talking about their scoring, the Buffalo Sabres have tallied 52 goals (16th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 61. Buffalo comes into the game with 51 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 21.57%.
The man in net for this game is Dustin Tokarski. Tokarski has been in goal for 57 games during his hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 15-24-9 and he has gotten the start in 47 games. The opposition has been able to score 154 goals versus Tokarski in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.11. Tokarski has seen 1,594 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 1,440 saves. His save percentage is at .903 for his 2,970 mins on the ice. For his career, Tokarski has recorded 21 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .447.
In their last game, Detroit faced off against the Coyotes in a game where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a score of 2-1. Detroit went home with a 47.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 35 and the Coyotes having a 39 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Red Wings scored 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
The Red Wings have earned 45 goals at even strength and 9 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while on the power play. Detroit has put up 587 shots (13th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.20%, while allowing the opposition 677 shots. For the season, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 54 goals, 19 points, and a points percentage of .475. They have a total of 57 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 15.79%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.69% on their oppositions 61 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%. They have granted a total of 67 goals to be scored by way of 54 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find Alex Nedeljkovic in the crease. He is sitting with 1,060 stops out of the 1,148 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .923. Nedeljkovic holds a lifetime record of 21-10-7 and has played in 41 games. He has made the start in 37 games and has been on the ice for 2,355 mins. Nedeljkovic's percentage of quality starts comes out to 62.2% and he has 23 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.24 goals per game and he has yielded 88 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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