Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-167) Red Wings (+134)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The Red Wings open this contest at +134 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at -167. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Blue Jackets were on the losing side of the ice with a 5 - 2 defeat against the Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the matchup, they converted 2 of the 44 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Columbus ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 56 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.3%. Their Fenwick was 46 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, giving them a rate of 56.8%. They won 19 face-off wins and lost 28 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 57.8% and they had a PDO of 86.3 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Nashville Predators racked up a total of 33 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
Looking after the goal for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 59 minutes defending the net this season. Korpisalo is surrendering 2.05 goals per contest which has him ranking 8th among East goaltenders and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he has surrendered 2 goals. His save percentage is .941 which has him ranking 5th among East goaltenders. So far this season, the Jackets have scored a total of 3 goals which has them sitting at 16th in the conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, which puts them at 28th in the league. The Blue Jackets have compiled a total of 0 points, which has them sitting at 30th in the league and 16th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 74 which has them sitting at 3rd in the conference and 7th in the league. As a group, Columbus has earned a total of 29 hits which means they are averaging 14.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 28 blocks for the season.
The Red Wings faced off against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Red Wings earned a win by a final of 4 - 2. Detroit had a 42.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 34 while they allowed a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.3% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 118.5 and they earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Red Wings netted 4 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to score 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 racked up 4 penalty mins.
In net for Detroit is Thomas Greiss who is playing well this campaign by giving up only 2.04 goals per game and that has him 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 11th in the NHL among goalies. In the 59 mins he's been on the ice, he's given up 2 goals. His save % is .952, which has him sitting 3rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 4th in the NHL among goalies. In connection with goal differential, the Wings sit 12th in the conference and 20th in the league with -1. They currently have a total of 4 goals for this season which puts them at 12th in the conference. Detroit has a team save % of .932 which has them 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 11.4% putting them at 7th in the East.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+134)
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