Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+105) Predators (-125)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (8-11-0) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (8-8-5) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Blue Jackets priced at +105 and the Predators are at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Blue Jackets had a rough game after their 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 51 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 45 which means they had a Corsi rate of 53.1%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 46.4% and their PDO rating was 91.7 for this one. Columbus had 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Blue Jackets didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.9%. They accounted for 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 13 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to net one. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 26 shots they put on goal.
Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 47 power play opportunities (30th in the league) and have come away with 13 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 675 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Columbus has attempted 603 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. While at even strength, the Blue Jackets have surrendered 57 goals while getting 49 themselves. Columbus has accumulated 52 power play chances and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 19.23%. For the current season, they have accumulated 21 points and their points percentage is .500. With regard to their scoring, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 59 goals (12th in the league) so far this year and have conceded 70.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Joonas Korpisalo. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Korpisalo has accounted for 64 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .492. He has a save percentage of .906 in his 7,948 mins on the ice. Korpisalo has seen 4,035 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,656 saves. Opponents have notched 379 goals against Korpisalo in his career and his goals against rate is 2.86. He has earned an overall record of 65-48-18 and he has started in 130 games. Korpisalo has taken the ice for 142 games over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Nashville squared up with the Red Wings in a game where the Predators ended up losing by a final score of 5-2. They had a PDO of 86 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 67.0%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 44 and the Red Wings finishing with a 39 Fenwick. The Predators converted 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. Nashville had a 49.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville played and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Nashville has put up 608 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.07%, while allowing their opponents 553 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 70.31% on their oppositions 64 power play chances, and their save percentage is 88.8%. They have recorded 67 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 17.91%. The Predators have tallied 31 goals at even strength and 12 goals (19th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 62 goals to be scored by way of 43 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Nashville Predators are sitting with 43 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .421.
On the other side of the ice you will find Juuse Saros in goal. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has conceded 313 goals altogether. Saros' percentage of quality starts is 57.5% and he has made 65 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has made the start in 113 contests and has played for a total of 7,147 mins. Saros is the owner of a career record of 58-41-16 and has participated in 129 contests. He has gathered 3,400 stops out of 3,713 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (-125) and under 5.5 goals
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