Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 4/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+120) Blue Jackets (-143)
Nationwide Arena is the venue where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (15-25-10) will play the Detroit Red Wings (17-25-8) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Red Wings priced at +120 and the Blue Jackets are at -143. The total is set at 5.5.
The Red Wings had a rough game after their 2-1 loss against the Stars their last time out. The Red Wings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. For the outing, they scored on 1 out of the 17 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to score. Detroit tallied 2 mins in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 31 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 64 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 32.6%. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against was 52, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 30.7%. They earned 19 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 31 opportunities to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 30.0% and their PDO was 101.6 for this game.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 114 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 156. For the current season, they have tallied 42 points and their points percentage comes in at .420. Detroit has tallied 137 power play chances and they have tallied 15 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 10.95%. At even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 123 goals while notching 99 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has attempted 1,359 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.4%. The Red Wings have had 1,586 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .902. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 143 power play opportunities (18th in professional hockey) and have scored 33 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jonathan Bernier. Over the course of his time in hockey, Bernier has accumulated 187 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .530. His save percentage is at .912 in his 21,479 minutes between the pipes. Bernier has seen 11,325 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,333 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 992 goals versus Bernier in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.77. He has an overall mark of 161-157-39 and he was named the starter in 353 games. Bernier has participated in 392 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last outing, Columbus opposed the Lightning in a matchup where the Blue Jackets went home in defeat by a final score of 4-3. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Blue Jackets recorded 3 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and their oZS percentage was 36.7%. Columbus wound up with a 40.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus played and it shows us they played like an average team. Their Fenwick rate was 38.8% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Lightning having accrued a 41 Fenwick.
Columbus has attempted 1,441 shots (12th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 8.26%, while allowing the other team 1,598 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.67% on their opponents 123 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.5%. They have a tally of 107 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 14.95%. The Blue Jackets are sitting with 103 goals at even strength and 16 goals (29th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 167 goals to be scored by of a combination of 142 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have accumulated 119 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .400.
Across the ice you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo in the crease. Korpisalo has accumulated a career record of 69-56-21 and has played in 160 games. Korpisalo's quality start percentage comes out to 48.3% and he has qualified for 71 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has accounted for 4,090 stops out of the 4,519 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .905. Opponents are averaging 2.90 goals per game and he has relinquished 429 goals overall. He has been a starter 147 games and has played for a total of 8,877 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+120)
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