New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 12/4/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-118) Red Wings (-104)
Little Caesars Arena is the venue where Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings (12-9-3) will play the New York Islanders (5-10-3) on Saturday. The Islanders open this matchup at -118 while the Red Wings are priced at -104. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Islanders will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Sharks in their last outing. The Islanders left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. In the matchup, they converted 1 out of the 25 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance but didn't convert it into a score. New York garnered 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Islanders was 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 47.7%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against was 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.0%. They recorded 25 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 56.3% and their PDO rating was 97.3 for this game.
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In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Islanders have earned 33 goals (32nd in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 53. For the season, they have recorded 13 points and their points percentage is sitting at .361. New York comes into tonight with 49 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 10.20%. When at even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 44 goals while notching 28 themselves. New York has tried 520 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.4%. The Islanders have had 589 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .910. New York Islanders opponents have tallied 53 power play tries (31st in the league) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Ilya Sorokin. In his career, Sorokin has accrued 24 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .686. He has a save percentage of .923 during his 2,075 mins played. Sorokin has had 1,013 shot attempts against him and he has 935 saves. Opponents have scored 78 goals versus Sorokin in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.26. He has accumulated a record of 18-12-6 and he has started in 35 games. Sorokin has been involved in 36 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Detroit went up against the Kraken in a game where the Red Wings earned a victory by a mark of 4-3. Detroit earned a 48.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Detroit played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 46.6% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Kraken having a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 100 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.4%. The Red Wings scored 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and recorded 1 goal out of those tries.
The Red Wings are sitting with 56 goals at even strength and 10 goals (25th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has put up 693 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.52%, while allowing their opponents 808 shots. During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have a total of 66 goals, 27 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have a total of 64 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 15.63%. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.14% on their opponents 70 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have allowed 75 goals to be scored by of a combination of 59 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Alex Nedeljkovic protecting the goal. Nedeljkovic is the owner of a career mark of 24-10-7 and has played in 44 games. Nedeljkovic's rate of quality starts is 65.0% and he has accumulated 26 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 1,162 stops out of 1,255 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .926. Opponents are averaging 2.20 goals per contest and he has allowed 93 goals in total. He has been a starter 40 games and his ice time sits at 2,535 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (-104)
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