Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 3/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-263) Red Wings (+210)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-16-3) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (17-4-2) on Tuesday. The Red Wings open this contest at +210 while the Lightning are priced at -263. The total opens at 5.5.
The Lightning had a good night with a 6-3 victory against the Blackhawks their last time out. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 44 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 36 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 55.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 52.9% and their PDO was 96.4 in this game. Tampa Bay accounted for 18 penalty mins in this outing. The Lightning had a good offensive outing in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against was 25, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.0%. They had a tally of 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Additionally, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 4 goals. In the game, they finished 6 of the 39 shots they attempted.
In regard to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 83 goals (2nd in hockey) on the season and have given up 47. For the current campaign, they have racked up 36 points and their points percentage sits at .783. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 80 power play chances and they have tallied 23 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 28.75%. At even strength, the Lightning have conceded 37 goals while having 60 of their own. Tampa Bay has taken 697 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.9%. The Lightning have had 648 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .927. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 81 power play opportunities (9th in pro hockey) and have scored 10 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. The opposition has been able to score 676 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has played in 279 contests over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .920 in his 16,247 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall mark of 174-76-19 and he started in 269 games. In his career, Vasilevskiy has recorded 154 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .572. Vasilevskiy has seen 8,475 shots taken against him and he has 7,799 total saves.
In their last contest, Detroit faced off against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5-2. Detroit went home with a 47.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 50.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 36 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 36 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 88 and their oZS percentage was 48.6%. The Red Wings earned 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 out of those tries.
The Red Wings have accumulated 46 goals at even strength and 8 goals (30th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Detroit has attempted 739 shots (14th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.31%, while allowing their opponents 797 shots. On the season, the Detroit Red Wings have accounted for 54 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .327. They have earned 75 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 10.67%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 69.86% on their oppositions 73 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%. They have allowed 87 goals to be scored by of a combination of 65 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jonathan Bernier defending the net. He has recorded 10,063 stops out of the 11,030 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .912. Bernier is sitting with a career mark of 158-153-38 and has been in net for 383 contests. He got the starting nod in 344 contests and has played 21,002 mins. Bernier's quality start rate comes out to 52.6% and he has made 181 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.76 goals per contest and he has relinquished 967 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+210)
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