Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-165) Red Wings (+149)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (10-20-4) play the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-13-8) at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. The Blue Jackets open this contest at -165 while the Red Wings are coming in at +149. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 defeat to the Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.3% and their PDO rating was 93.4 in this game. They totaled 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 53.0%. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 56 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 50 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.8%. Columbus accounted for 6 penalty mins in this contest. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. The Blue Jackets had an average offensive output in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 out of the 36 shots they tried.
In terms of scoring goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 87 goals (22nd in pro hockey) on the year and have allowed 107. For the year, they have recorded 34 points and their points percentage sits at .500. Columbus has compiled 84 power play chances and they have tallied 13 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 15.48%. While playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 87 goals while getting 74 of their own. Columbus has taken 983 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.9%. The Blue Jackets have had 1,062 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .899. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 79 power play tries (30th in pro hockey) and have notched 20 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has been in goal for 152 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 68-53-20 and he has started in 140 games. The opposition has been able to score 404 goals versus Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.84. Korpisalo has had 4,318 shots taken against him and has amassed 3,914 total saves. His save percentage is at .906 for his 8,540 mins guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Korpisalo has earned 69 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .493.
When they were on the ice last, Detroit played the Predators in a game where the Red Wings went home in defeat by a mark of 7-1. Detroit had a 38.9% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate was 38.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 21 and the Predators having notched a 34 Fenwick. Their PDO was 77 and their percentage of oZS was 33.5%. The Red Wings converted 1 goal out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and earned 1 out of those chances.
The Red Wings are sitting with 60 goals at even strength and 12 goals (29th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has attempted 933 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 7.72%, while allowing the other team 1,076 shots. For the season, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 72 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .353. They have earned 100 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 12.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 71.43% on the other teams 98 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.5%. They have permitted 113 goals to be scored by way of 85 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Jonathan Bernier defending the net. Bernier has accumulated a lifetime record of 160-154-38 and has been in goal for 387 contests. Bernier's quality start rate sits at 53.2% and he has 185 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 10,190 stops out of the 11,165 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.76 goals per game and he has surrendered 975 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 348 contests and his ice time sits at 21,216 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (-165)
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