New Jersey Devils vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Nashville Predators
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Mackenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (8-5-4) travel to Bridgestone Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (10-8-1).
The Devils were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss against the Wild in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Devils came in at 63 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 35 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 64.3%. Their offensive zone starts were at 51.0% and their PDO rating was 101.3 in this game. New Jersey accrued 10 mins in the box in this game. The Devils offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. Their Fenwick was 48 and the Fenwick Against sat at 26, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 64.9%. They had a tally of 24 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 16 opportunities to win the puck. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. In the matchup, they converted 2 out of the 42 shots they attempted.
The Devils have had 540 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .909. While at even strength, the Devils have allowed 36 goals while having 42 on offense. New Jersey Devils opponents have 59 power play opportunities (12th in professional hockey) and have scored 13 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have tallied 20 points and their points percentage sits at .588. New Jersey has taken 551 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. When talking about scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 49 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 49. New Jersey skates onto the rink with 51 power play opportunities and they have tallied 7 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 13.73%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. In his career, Blackwood has accrued 57 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538. He has a save percentage of .912 in his 6,420 minutes played. Blackwood has seen 3,432 shots against him and has amassed 3,129 total saves. The opposition has racked up 303 goals versus Blackwood in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.83. He has earned a win-loss record of 49-42-14 and he was named the starter in 106 games. Blackwood has played in 112 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Nashville opposed the Golden Knights in a game where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a score of 5-2. Nashville earned a 51.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.3% by accumulating a Fenwick of 33 and the Golden Knights having earned a 34 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 90 and their percentage of oZS was 43.0%. The Predators converted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 6 attempts on the power play in this outing and recorded 1 goal out of those opportunities.
Nashville has put up 538 shots (21st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.48%, while allowing their opponents 588 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.37% on their oppositions 63 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.6%. They have recorded 55 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 27.27%. The Predators have accumulated 36 goals at even strength and 15 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 55 goals to be scored by way of 42 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 51 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .553.
For the opposition you will find Juuse Saros between the pipes. Saros is the owner of a career record of 84-54-18 and has participated in 171 games. Saros' rate of quality starts sits at 61.9% and he has qualified for 96 quality starts in his pro career. He has tallied 4,604 stops out of 5,004 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .920. His opposition is averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has allowed 400 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 155 contests and has played for a total of 9,605 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey
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