Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+167) Blue Jackets (-184)
Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (7-14-3) are headed to Nationwide Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (8-10-5). The Red Wings open this contest at +167 while the Blue Jackets are priced at -184. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Red Wings were on the losing side of the ice with a 7-2 loss against the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was sitting at 65 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 47 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 58.0%. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 61.6% and they had a PDO of 80.8 for this matchup. Detroit accumulated 6 penalty mins in this outing. The Red Wings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this defeat. Their Fenwick was 52 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.8%. They accounted for 29 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. In addition, they had 1 chance with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. For the outing, they converted 2 out of the 46 shots they attempted.
The Red Wings have had 729 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .893. At even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 58 goals while notching 45 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have amassed 66 power play opportunities (17th in hockey) and have scored 20 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 17 points and their points percentage comes in at .354. Detroit has attempted 684 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 7.5%. When talking about scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 51 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have surrendered 78. Detroit has accumulated 68 power play chances and they have scored 6 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 8.82%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Thomas Greiss. Opponents have tallied 710 goals versus Greiss in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.67. Greiss has been in goal for 297 contests during his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .913 during his 15,977 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall mark of 138-101-31 and he started in 262 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Greiss has earned 143 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .546. Greiss has seen 8,171 shots against him and has recorded 7,461 total saves.
Their last time out, Columbus went up against the Predators in an outing where the Blue Jackets took the loss by a mark of 3-1. Their PDO was 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 53.3%. They had 3 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 46.2% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Predators ending the game with a 42 Fenwick. The Blue Jackets scored 1 goal of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. Columbus had a 46.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Columbus played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Blue Jackets have scored 51 goals at even strength and 10 goals (24th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Columbus has taken 662 shots (9th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.21%, while allowing their opponents 737 shots. Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have tallied 61 goals, 21 points, and a points percentage of .457. They have a total of 58 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.24%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 73.08% on their oppositions 52 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have allowed 75 goals to be scored by of a combination of 61 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.86 goals per game and he has relinquished 384 goals altogether. Korpisalo's quality start percentage is 49.2% and he has qualified for 65 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 132 contests and has played for a total of 8,066 mins. Korpisalo holds a lifetime record of 65-50-18 and has been in net for 144 contests. He has recorded 3,713 stops out of 4,097 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .906.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus (-184) and under 5.5 goals
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