Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+158) Predators (-180)
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (15-17-1) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (10-19-4) on Thursday. The Predators open this matchup at -180 while the Red Wings are priced at +158. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 2-0 defeat to the Predators in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 45.2% and their PDO was 96.9 for this one. Detroit accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Red Wings had a below average offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.7%. They compiled 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to gain puck control. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. For the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 31 shots they put on net.
The Red Wings have had 1,046 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 79 goals while having 60 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 94 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have come away with 27 goals in those chances. For the season, they have recorded 24 points and their points percentage comes in at .364. Detroit has tried 912 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.8%. In relation to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 71 goals (30th in hockey) this year and have given up 106. Detroit is sitting with 96 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 11.46%.
The man in goal for this game is Thomas Greiss. Over the course of his pro career, Greiss has 145 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .547. His save percentage is at .913 in his 16,198 mins in the crease. Greiss has seen 8,294 shot attempts taken against him and he has 7,573 saves. The opposition has been able to score 721 goals versus Greiss in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.67. He has amassed a win-loss record of 139-103-32 and he was named the starter in 265 games. Greiss has been in net for 302 games throughout his professional hockey career.
In their win over Detroit, the Predators had 2 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Predators earned 2 goals of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 103 and their oZS percentage was 54.8%. Nashville went home with a 53.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 43 and the Red Wings having earned a 32 Fenwick.
This season, the Nashville Predators have earned 76 goals, 31 points, in addition to a points percentage of .470. They have allowed 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. The Predators are sitting with 55 goals at even strength and 21 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 104 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.19%. Nashville has put up 1,010 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.52%, while allowing their opponents 1,027 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 71.82% on their oppositions 110 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Pekka Rinne defending the net. He has recorded 17,539 saves out of the 19,133 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .917. Rinne has compiled a lifetime mark of 367-212-75 and has played in 680 games. He got the starting nod in 663 contests and has been on the ice for 39,235 mins. Rinne's rate of quality starts sits at 57.0% and he has made 378 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.44 goals/game and he has allowed 1,594 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-180)
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