Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-143) Red Wings (+129)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (13-22-5) will take on the Nashville Predators (20-18-1) on Tuesday. The Predators open this contest at -143 while the Red Wings are priced at +129. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Predators had a good night with a 3-0 victory over the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Predators had an average offensive outing in this victory. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 21 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 attempt on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. Nashville amassed 2 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators came in at 36 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 39.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 47, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 34.7%. They had a tally of 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to win the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 32.1% and their PDO was 106.3 in this game.
In the matter of their scoring, the Nashville Predators have racked up 96 goals (25th in hockey) on the year and have given up 113. For the season, the have a total of 41 points and their points percentage is .526. Nashville has accounted for 114 power play chances and they have tallied 24 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 21.05%. At even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 79 goals while getting 72 when they are on offense. Nashville has attempted 1,174 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. The Predators have had 1,214 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 126 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have notched 34 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 140 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has a record of 66-43-16 and he has gotten the start in 124 games. The opposition has racked up 326 goals versus Saros in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.52. Saros has seen 4,059 shots taken against him and has accrued 3,733 total saves. His save percentage is at .920 in his 7,766 minutes played. Over the course of his career, Saros has tallied 74 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .597.
In their last outing, Detroit faced the Lightning in a game where the Red Wings notched a win by a tally of 5-1. Detroit had a 35.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 36.4% with a Fenwick of 20 and the Lightning finishing with a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 121 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 34.4%. The Red Wings netted 5 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and recorded 1 out of those opportunities.
The Red Wings are sitting with 74 goals at even strength and 14 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Detroit has attempted 1,103 shots (19th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.98%, while allowing the opposition 1,241 shots. This season, the Detroit Red Wings have notched a total of 88 goals, 31 points, and a points percentage of .388. They have earned 114 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 12.28%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 74.78% on their oppositions 115 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 125 goals to be scored by way of 96 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Jonathan Bernier patrolling the crease. He has recorded 10,190 saves out of 11,165 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .913. Bernier is sitting with a lifetime mark of 160-154-38 and has played in 387 games. He has made the start in 348 games and his ice time sits at 21,216 minutes. Bernier's quality start percentage sits at 53.2% and he has made 185 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.76 goals/game and he has allowed 975 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nashville (-143)
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