Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 12/7/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-112) Red Wings (-109)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings (13-9-3) will play the Nashville Predators (13-10-1) on Tuesday. The Predators open this game at -112 while the Red Wings are priced at -109. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Canadiens in their last game. The Predators had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 of the 44 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. Nashville garnered 20 minutes in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Predators was 58 and the Corsi against was 29 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 66.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 47 and the Fenwick against finished at 23, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 67.1%. They tallied 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 66.3% and their PDO was 96.4 for this game.
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In regard to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have earned 67 goals (20th in hockey) this year and have allowed 68. For the season, they have scored 27 points and their points percentage sits at .563. Nashville has accumulated 70 power play chances and they have scored 16 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 22.86%. While at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 51 goals while scoring 51 themselves. Nashville has tried 720 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.3%. The Predators have had 731 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. Nashville Predators opponents have totaled 78 power play opportunities (5th in hockey) and have come away with 17 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. The opposition has notched 407 goals versus Saros in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.48. Saros has been in goal for 175 contests throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .920 during his 9,847 mins played. He has earned a win-loss record of 87-55-18 and he has started in 159 games. For his career, Saros has accumulated 99 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .623. Saros has seen 5,112 shots taken against him and has accrued 4,705 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Detroit faced the Islanders in a game where the Red Wings ended up with the victory by a score of 4-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Red Wings had 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 116 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 47.3%. Detroit had a 50.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Detroit played and they looked like the better team in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 32 and the Islanders having notched a 30 Fenwick at even strength.
Detroit has tried 723 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.68%, while allowing their opponents 831 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 75.34% on their opponents 73 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%. They have a tally of 67 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.93%. The Red Wings have scored 60 goals at even strength and 10 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 78 goals to be scored by of a combination of 60 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 70 goals, 29 points, as well as a points percentage of .580.
For the opposition you are going to see Alex Nedeljkovic in goal. Nedeljkovic has accumulated a lifetime record of 25-10-7 and has participated in 45 games. Nedeljkovic's quality start rate is 63.4% and he has accumulated 26 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has a tally of 1,182 stops out of 1,278 shots taken, giving him a save % of .925. Opponents are averaging 2.22 goals per game and he has given up 96 goals in total. He has started in 41 games and has played 2,599 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (-109)
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