Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 2/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-145) Red Wings (+125)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Thomas Greiss and the Detroit Red Wings (5-13-3) will take on the Nashville Predators (8-10-0) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Predators coming in at -145 and the Red Wings are at +125. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 win against the Red Wings their last time on the ice. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 61.8% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this one. They earned 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against was 31, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 53.0%. The Corsi for the Predators was 48 and the Corsi against was 46 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 51.1%. Nashville earned 8 mins in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. The Predators offense left a lot to be desired in the win. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
Nashville Predators opponents have earned 61 power play opportunities (11th in pro hockey) and have racked up 19 goals in those chances. The Predators have had 521 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .891. Nashville has taken 569 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.2%. When at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 38 goals while having 30 of their own. Nashville comes into tonight with 64 power play opportunities and they have notched 11 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 17.19%. For the current season, they have 16 points and their points percentage sits at .444. In regard to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have earned 41 goals (25th in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 57.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Juuse Saros. Saros has been in goal for 129 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 58-41-16 and he was named the starter in 113 games. Opponents have notched 313 goals versus Saros in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Saros has seen 3,713 shot attempts against him and has recorded 3,400 saves. His save percentage is at .916 for his 7,147 mins in the crease. For his career, Saros has accounted for 65 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .575.
In their loss to Nashville, the Wings had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Red Wings converted 0 goals of the 24 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 38.4%. Detroit had a 48.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.0% by tallying a Fenwick of 31 and the Predators having a 35 Fenwick.
The Red Wings are sitting with 35 goals at even strength and 4 goals (31st in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has attempted 574 shots (9th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 6.79%, while allowing the opposition 622 shots. So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 39 goals, 13 points, as well as a points percentage of .310. They have recorded 63 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 6.35%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 70.49% on the other teams 61 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.4%. They have permitted 66 goals to be scored by of a combination of 48 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Thomas Greiss protecting the goal. Greiss holds a career mark of 138-100-31 and has been in net for 296 contests. Greiss' percentage of quality starts sits at 54.8% and he has accumulated 143 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 7,436 saves out of 8,139 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .914. His opponents are averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has allowed 703 goals overall. He has started in 261 contests and has been on the ice for 15,917 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+125)
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