Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+145) Predators (-165)
Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (10-18-4) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (14-17-1). The Red Wings open this game at +145 while the Predators are coming in at -165. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Red Wings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-0 defeat to the Stars in their last contest. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 92.6 for this game. They accrued 18 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 35 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 53 which means they had a Corsi rate of 39.8%. Detroit garnered 4 penalty mins in this outing. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. The Red Wings had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. For the game, they took the loss without having netted any of the 21 shots they attempted.
In relation to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 71 goals (29th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 104. For the year, they have recorded 24 points and their points percentage is .375. Detroit has accumulated 93 power play chances and they have notched 11 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 11.83%. At even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 78 goals while getting 60 themselves. Detroit has attempted 881 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.1%. The Red Wings have had 1,012 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Detroit Red Wings opponents have recorded 92 power play opportunities (21st in pro hockey) and have notched 26 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thomas Greiss. Greiss has been in net for 301 games during his hockey career. He has compiled a record of 139-102-32 and he has gotten the start in 264 games. Opponents have notched 719 goals versus Greiss in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.67. Greiss has had 8,260 shot attempts against him and has recorded 7,541 saves. His save percentage is .913 for his 16,141 mins between the pipes. For his career, Greiss has earned 144 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .545.
The last time they were on the ice, Nashville faced off against the Stars in a game where the Predators got the victory by a score of 4-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest and recorded 1 out of those attempts. The Predators had 4 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 99 and they earned an oZS percentage of 58.0%. Nashville had a 43.6% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Stars ending the game with a 41 Fenwick.
The Predators are sitting with 54 goals at even strength and 20 goals (16th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Nashville has tried 976 shots (8th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 7.58%, while allowing their opponents 996 shots. Over the course of the season, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 74 goals, 29 points, in addition to a points percentage of .453. They have a total of 102 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 19.61%. They have a penalty kill rate of 71.03% on their oppositions 107 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.7%. They have granted a total of 103 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Pekka Rinne defending the net. Opponents are averaging 2.44 goals per game and he has conceded 1,594 goals altogether. Rinne's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.0% and he has accumulated 378 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 663 contests and has been on the ice for 39,235 mins. Rinne is the owner of a career record of 367-212-75 and has been in goal for 680 contests. He has a tally of 17,539 saves out of the 19,133 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+145)
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