Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-143) Red Wings (+120)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (5-12-3) host the Nashville Predators (7-10-0) at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Predators coming in at -143 and the Red Wings are at +120. The total opens at 5.5.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Blue Jackets their last time on the ice. The Predators had a solid offensive outing in the victory. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 45 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. Nashville had 13 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 65 and the Corsi against was 31 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 67.7%. Their Fenwick was 52 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 67.5%. They tallied 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.6% and they had a PDO of 103.1 for this game.
Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have earned 39 goals (26th in hockey) for the season and have allowed 57. For the current campaign, they have earned 14 points and their points percentage comes in at .412. Nashville comes into the game with 60 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.00%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have allowed 38 goals while having 30 on offense. Nashville has attempted 536 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.3%. The Predators have had 497 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .885. Nashville Predators opponents have 60 power play opportunities (10th in the NHL) and have a total of 19 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. Over the course of his time in hockey, Saros has 65 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .575. His save percentage currently is .916 in his 7,147 minutes on the ice. Saros has seen 3,713 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,400 saves. Opponents have scored 313 goals against Saros in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. He has compiled an overall record of 58-41-16 and he has gotten the start in 113 games. Saros has played in 129 games throughout his hockey career.
In their last outing, Detroit went up against the Panthers in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up with the win by a tally of 2-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but were not able to net one. The Red Wings netted 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 107 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.7%. Detroit earned a 45.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 48.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Panthers ending the game with a 40 Fenwick.
The Red Wings have 35 goals at even strength and 4 goals (30th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Detroit has taken 550 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.09%, while allowing the opposition 589 shots. During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 39 goals, 13 points, as well as a points percentage of .325. They have a tally of 62 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 6.45%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 71.93% on their opponents 57 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%. They have permitted 64 goals to be scored by way of 48 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Jonathan Bernier protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 2.76 goals/game and he has surrendered 952 goals overall. Bernier's quality start rate comes in at 52.5% and he has qualified for 178 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 339 games and his ice time sits at 20,725 mins. Bernier has accumulated a lifetime record of 156-150-38 and has been in net for 378 games. He has accounted for 9,912 saves out of the 10,864 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-143)
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