Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+154) Predators (-171)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (6-8-0) play the Detroit Red Wings (3-10-2) at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. The Predators open this matchup at -171 while the Red Wings are coming in at +154. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss to the Predators in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 70.8% and their PDO rating was 97.6 for this game. They had 18 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 44 and the Corsi against was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Detroit tallied 8 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Red Wings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 26 shots they attempted.
Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 44 power play opportunities (15th in the NHL) and have scored 13 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 438 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Detroit has taken 403 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.2%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 35 goals while getting 25 themselves. Detroit is sitting with 47 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 8.51%. For the season, they have scored 8 points and their points percentage is .267. Concerning their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 29 goals (28th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 49.
The man protecting the net in this game is Thomas Greiss. Over the course of his pro career, Greiss has tallied 143 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .552. His save percentage is .914 during his 15,833 minutes on the ice. Greiss has had 8,102 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 7,406 saves. Opponents have tallied 696 goals against Greiss in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.64. He has earned a record of 138-99-30 and he has started in 259 games. Greiss has taken the ice for 294 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their win over Detroit, Nashville earned a 50.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 35 and the Red Wings having a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO was 102 and their oZS percentage was 29.2%. The Predators recorded 3 goals of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and earned 1 out of those attempts.
The Predators have earned 25 goals at even strength and 8 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Nashville has put up 436 shots (6th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.57%, while allowing their opponents 422 shots. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators are sitting with 33 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .429. They have recorded 53 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 15.09%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 65.45% on their opponents 55 power play chances, and their save percentage is 7.6%. They have permitted 48 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Juuse Saros protecting the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has surrendered 310 goals overall. Saros' quality start rate is 58.0% and he has 65 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 112 contests and has played for a total of 7,068 mins. Saros has compiled a lifetime mark of 58-40-16 and has played in 127 games. He has racked up 3,376 stops out of 3,686 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .916.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+154)
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