Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-162) Red Wings (+135)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Little Caesars Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Blue Jackets open this contest at -162 while the Red Wings are priced at +135. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Blue Jackets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5 - 2 loss to the Predators in their last contest. The Blue Jackets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they netted 2 out of the 44 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Columbus racked up 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 56 and the Corsi against was 49 giving them a Corsi percentage of 53.3%. Their Fenwick was 46 and the Fenwick against sat at 35, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 56.8%. They took 19 face-off wins and lost 28 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 57.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 86.3 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Nashville Predators earned a total of 33 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play chances.
Protecting the net for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 59 minutes for the season. Korpisalo is allowing an average of 2.05 goals per game which ranks him 7th in the Eastern Conference and 11th in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 2 goals. His save percentage is .941 which ranks him 5th in the Eastern Conference. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 3 goals which is 15th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 28th in the league. The Blue Jackets have earned a total of 0 points, which is 30th in the league and 16th in the East. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 74 which is 2nd in the East and 4th in the league. As a unit, Columbus has compiled a total of 29 hits which has them averaging 14.5 per game. They have earned a total of 28 blocks for the year.
The Red Wings faced off against the Hurricanes in a game where the Red Wings took home the victory by a final score of 4 - 2. Detroit wound up with a 42.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 and they gave up a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.3% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Detroit played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 118.5 and their oZS percentage was 50.0%. The Red Wings netted 4 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Hurricanes had 5 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Detroit gave up 31 shots on goal and the Hurricanes had a total of 4 minutes in the box.
In net for Detroit is Thomas Greiss who gives up 2.04 goals per game and that places him 6th among East goalies and 10th in the NHL. In the 59 mins he's played, he's surrendered 2 goals. He has a save % of .952, which has him ranked 3rd among East goalies and 4th in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 12th in the East and 20th in the NHL with -1. They currently have a total of 4 goals for the season which ranks 11th in the conference. Detroit has a team save % of .932 which has them sitting 7th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 11.4% which is good for 7th in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (-162)
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