Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+220) Predators (-275)
Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (3-9-2) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (5-8-0). The moneyline on this contest has the Red Wings priced at +220 and the Predators are at -275. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Red Wings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 loss against the Panthers in their last game. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 1 of the 32 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Detroit accounted for 6 mins in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 40 and the Corsi against was at 36 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 52.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.0%. They earned 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to win the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 53.8% and they had a PDO of 98.6 in this game.
With respect to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 27 goals (29th in the league) so far this year and have given up 46. For the year, they have 8 points and their points % is .286. Detroit comes into tonight with 43 power play chances and they have scored 4 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 9.30%. When at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 33 goals while earning 23 on offense. Detroit has attempted 377 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.2%. The Red Wings have had 415 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .889. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 40 power play tries (18th in the league) and have a total of 12 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thomas Greiss. Greiss has taken the ice for 293 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 138-98-30 and he was named the starter in 258 games. Opponents have scored 693 goals versus Greiss in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.64. Greiss has seen 8,079 shot attempts against him and he has 7,386 saves. His save percentage is at .914 for his 15,774 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his career, Greiss has earned 143 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .554.
The last time they were on the ice, Nashville squared up with the Lightning in a matchup where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a tally of 6-1. Nashville went home with a 58.4% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.7% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Lightning finishing with a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 90 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 54.2%. The Predators scored 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
On the campaign, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 30 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .385. They have granted a total of 46 goals to be scored by of a combination of 26 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have racked up 23 goals at even strength and 7 goals (21st in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 49 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.29%. Nashville has attempted 413 shots (6th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.26%, while allowing the opposition 396 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 62.75% on the other teams 51 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 7.3%.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros defending the net. Saros has accrued a career mark of 58-40-16 and has participated in 127 contests. Saros' percentage of quality starts comes in at 58.0% and he has 65 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 3,376 saves out of the 3,686 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has yielded 310 goals in total. He was named a starter in 112 games and has accumulated 7,068 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+220)
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