Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 10/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-110) Red Wings (+100)
Jaroslav Halak and the Vancouver Canucks go to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Canucks open this game at -110 while the Red Wings are priced at +100. The total is set at 5.5.
The Canucks were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 defeat against the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Canucks offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 2 of the 38 shots they put on goal. They also had 5 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. Vancouver amassed 25 mins in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Canucks was 43 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 53 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.8%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 46.4%. They amassed 11 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 39.2% and their PDO rating was 100.0 in this one.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents had 183 power play tries (3rd in professional hockey) and scored 37 goals in those chances. The Canucks had 1,870 shots attempted against them and had a save percentage of .900. Vancouver attempted 1,629 shots and were the owners of a shot percentage of 9.1%. At even strength, the Canucks allowed the opponent to score 150 goals while having 121. Vancouver compiled 155 power play opportunities and added 27 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 17.42%. For last season, they had 50 points and their points percentage was .446. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks notched 148 goals (24th in hockey) in the previous season and allowed 187.
The man in net for this game is Jaroslav Halak. The opposition has been able to score 1,285 goals against Halak in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.48. Halak has participated in 539 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .916 for his 31,052 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss record of 281-173-62 and he has started in 501 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Halak has recorded 283 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .565. Halak has had 15,314 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 14,029 saves.
In their last contest, Detroit faced off against the Lightning in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a final of 7-6. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this contest and converted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Red Wings converted 6 goals of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 114 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 42.1%. Detroit earned a 37.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 35.9% by compiling a Fenwick of 23 and the Lightning having notched a 41 Fenwick.
The Red Wings tallied 108 goals at even strength and 17 goals (30th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Detroit attempted 1,528 shots (30th in hockey) and had a shot percentage of 8.18%, while allowing the other team 1,786 shots. On the year, the Detroit Red Wings notched a total of 125 goals, 48 points, in addition to a points percentage of .429. They earned 149 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 11.41%. They earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.71% on their opposition's 155 power play tries, and their save percentage was at 90.6%. They allowed 168 goals to be scored by of a combination of 135 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Alex Nedeljkovic in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.18 goals/game and he has given up 64 goals in total. Nedeljkovic's rate of quality starts is 60.7% and he has made 17 quality starts in his career. He has started in 28 contests and has played 1,761 mins. Nedeljkovic has earned a career record of 17-7-5 and has played in 30 games. He has compiled 772 saves out of 836 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .923.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+100)
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