Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 10/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+175) Capitals (-195)
Vitek Vanecek and the Washington Capitals play the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. The Capitals open this matchup at -195 while the Red Wings are priced at +175. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 victory over the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 38.0% and they had a PDO of 104.4 for this game. They garnered 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 56.5%. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 43 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.4%. Detroit accounted for 16 mins in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 8 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Red Wings had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the win. For the game, they scored on 6 of the 37 shots they launched.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 20 goals (7th in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 21. For the current campaign, they have recorded 7 points and their points percentage is .583. Detroit comes into the game with 25 power play opportunities and they have scored 4 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 16.00%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 15 goals while having 16 of their own. Detroit has tried 189 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. The Red Wings have had 200 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .895. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 24 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have scored 6 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. For his career, Nedeljkovic has earned 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .633. His save percentage currently is .924 during his 1,910 minutes on the ice. Nedeljkovic has had 905 shots against him and has amassed 836 saves. Opponents have racked up 69 goals against Nedeljkovic in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.17. He has accumulated a record of 18-8-5 and he was named the starter in 30 games. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 33 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Washington faced the Senators in a matchup where the Capitals took home the win by a mark of 7-5. Washington went home with a 53.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Washington had and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 51.3% by amassing a Fenwick of 40 and the Senators having racked up a 38 Fenwick. Their PDO was 110 and their percentage of oZS was 43.0%. The Capitals scored 7 goals of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but didn't score a goal.
Washington has attempted 183 shots (12th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 14.21%, while allowing their opponents 165 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 70.59% on their opponents 17 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%. They have earned 21 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 14.29%. The Capitals have tallied 23 goals at even strength and 3 goals (18th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 16 goals to be scored by way of 11 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 26 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .833.
On the other side of the ice you will find Vitek Vanecek protecting the goal. Vanecek is the owner of a career mark of 23-10-5 and has participated in 41 games. Vanecek's quality start percentage is 52.5% and he has qualified for 21 quality starts in his hockey career. He has racked up 1,016 saves out of the 1,118 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .909. His opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has relinquished 102 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 40 games and has accumulated 2,320 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-195)
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