Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 11/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Nationwide Arena is the venue where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-3-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (7-6-2) on Monday.
The Red Wings had a rough game after their 2-0 defeat to the Capitals in their last game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 42 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.9%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 57.1% and their PDO was 90.0 in this one. Detroit accrued 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Red Wings had a below average offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.4%. They recorded 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 17 opportunities to win the face-off. Furthermore, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. While out there on the ice, they ended the night with no scores out of the 21 shots they put on goal.
The Red Wings have had 511 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. At even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 35 goals while scoring 35 on offense. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 51 power play opportunities (3rd in the league) and have tallied 13 goals in those chances. For the year, they sit with 16 points and their points % is .533. Detroit has taken 435 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.9%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 43 goals (7th in hockey) for the year and have surrendered 48. Detroit skates onto the rink with 50 power play chances and they have tallied 8 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 16.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 37 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 20-9-6 and he has started in 34 games. The opposition has been able to score 79 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.20. Nedeljkovic has seen 1,043 shots taken against him and has recorded 964 saves. His save percentage is .924 during his 2,154 mins in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Nedeljkovic has accrued 21 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .618.
In their last contest, Columbus opposed the Avalanche in a game where the Blue Jackets took home the victory by a final score of 4-2. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and their percentage of oZS was 36.4%. They had 4 chances on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 33 and the Avalanche finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. The Blue Jackets scored 4 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they were seeking. Columbus went home with a 47.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Columbus had and it tells us that they played really well in this game.
The Blue Jackets have accumulated 25 goals at even strength and 6 goals (26th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Columbus has put up 296 shots (32nd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.47%, while allowing their opponents 348 shots. So far this year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accounted for 31 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .700. They have a total of 28 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.43%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 82.35% on the other teams 34 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.0%. They have granted a total of 28 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo defending the net. He has recorded 4,223 stops out of 4,666 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .905. Korpisalo is sitting with a lifetime record of 71-58-21 and has participated in 164 games. He got the starting nod in 151 games and has played 9,122 minutes. Korpisalo's rate of quality starts comes out to 48.3% and he has made 73 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.91 goals per contest and he has allowed 443 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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