Detroit Red Wings vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 11/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+128) Golden Knights (-155)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (9-7-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (8-8-2) on Thursday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +128 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -155. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-2 loss against the Stars in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Red Wings was sitting at 59 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 53 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.7%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 61.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 86.2 for this game. Detroit compiled 2 mins in the box in this contest. The Red Wings could have played much better offensively in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 52.4%. They had a tally of 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to control the puck. Additionally, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 30 shots they looked to score on.
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Regarding their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 51 goals (5th in the league) this season and have given up 60. For the current season, they have accumulated 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Detroit steps onto the ice with 54 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.67%. While at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 47 goals while having 42 themselves. Detroit has taken 525 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.7%. The Red Wings have had 616 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .903. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 58 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Thomas Greiss. Greiss has been involved in 325 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has an overall record of 149-110-36 and was named the starter in 286 games. The opposition has been able to score 772 goals against Greiss in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. Greiss has seen 8,982 shots taken against him and has recorded 8,210 saves. His save percentage sits at .914 for his 17,476 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Greiss has accrued 160 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .559.
In their last outing, Vegas went up against the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Golden Knights took the defeat by a score of 4-2. They had a PDO at even strength of 102 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 32.6%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 38.0% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Hurricanes having racked up a 49 Fenwick. The Golden Knights had 2 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they attempted. Vegas earned a 36.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vegas played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall.
Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights are sitting with 48 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Golden Knights are sitting with 43 goals at even strength and 5 goals (29th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 35 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 14.29%. Vegas has attempted 514 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.34%, while allowing the opposition 552 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on their oppositions 45 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.9%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Robin Lehner protecting the goal. Lehner has amassed a lifetime record of 136-130-47 and has participated in 333 games. Lehner's quality start percentage is 56.4% and he has accumulated 177 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has accrued 9,441 saves out of 10,287 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .918. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has given up 846 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 314 contests and has played 18,792 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+128)
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