Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (-147) Red Wings (+105)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Alex Nedeljkovic and the Detroit Red Wings (7-5-2) will take on the Washington Capitals (6-2-4) on Thursday. The Red Wings open this game at +105 while the Capitals are priced at -147. The total has been set at 6.
The Capitals were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win against the Sabres their last time out. The offensive zone starts for them were at 48.3% and they had a PDO of 104.3 in this game. They recorded 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 23 attempts to gain puck control. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.5%. The Corsi for the Capitals came in at 37 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi rate of 43.0%. Washington recorded 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. The Capitals had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In the outing, they converted 5 of the 30 shots they tried.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have earned 42 goals (5th in the league) on the year and have surrendered 32. For the current campaign, the have a total of 16 points and their points percentage is .667. Washington has accounted for 43 power play opportunities and they have scored 8 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 18.60%. At even strength, the Capitals have conceded 25 goals while scoring 34 themselves. Washington has attempted 380 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.1%. The Capitals have had 325 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .902. Washington Capitals opponents have tallied 33 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have tallied 7 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Vitek Vanecek. Opponents have racked up 115 goals versus Vanecek in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.66. Vanecek has played in 46 contests throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .908 during his 2,594 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 24-12-7 and he has gotten the start in 45 games. Over the course of his career, Vanecek has earned 22 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .489. Vanecek has had 1,244 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,129 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Detroit faced the Oilers in a matchup where the Red Wings got the win by a tally of 4-2. Detroit wrapped up this game with a 49.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit had and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Oilers having notched a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO was 104 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.6%. The Red Wings had 4 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal.
On the campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have earned a total of 43 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .571. They have granted a total of 46 goals to be scored by of a combination of 33 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Red Wings have scored 35 goals at even strength and 8 goals (14th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 46 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.39%. Detroit has attempted 414 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the other team 482 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 72.34% on their oppositions 47 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Alex Nedeljkovic patrolling the crease. Nedeljkovic holds a career record of 20-9-6 and has been in net for 37 contests. Nedeljkovic's quality start percentage comes out to 61.8% and he has 21 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has racked up 964 stops out of the 1,043 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .924. His opponents are averaging 2.20 goals per contest and he has given up 79 goals overall. He has started in 34 games and has been on the ice for 2,154 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (-147)
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