Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 12/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Columbus Blue Jackets (7-12-2) will try to beat the Detroit Red Wings (11-6-5) at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
The Detroit Red Wings had a decent effort after finishing in a 4-4 tie against the Sabres their last time out. The Red Wings had a good offensive outing in this game. In the game, they scored on 4 out of the 45 shots they put on goal. They also had 7 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. Detroit tallied 6 penalty mins in this game.
With regard to scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 71 goals (18th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 68. For the current campaign, they have scored 27 points and their points percentage comes in at .614. Detroit has accumulated 83 power play opportunities and they have added 17 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 20.48%. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 55 goals while notching 54 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has tried 675 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Red Wings have had 683 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .900. Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 65 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have a total of 13 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has been involved in 96 games throughout his NHL career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 39-34-15 and he has started in 86 games. Opponents have been able to score 265 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.95. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,835 shots against him and has recorded 2,570 saves. His save percentage sits at .907 in his 5,383 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Nedeljkovic has accrued 47 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .547.
When they took the ice last, Columbus played the Golden Knights in a game where the Blue Jackets got the tie by a mark of 2-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Blue Jackets converted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted.
The Blue Jackets have tallied 52 goals at even strength and 8 goals (32nd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. Columbus has attempted 624 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.62%, while allowing their opponents 761 shots. During this campaign, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 60 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .381. They have granted a total of 86 goals to be scored by of a combination of 73 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 52 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 15.38%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.03% on their opponents 62 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.7%.
Across the ice you will find Joonas Korpisalo between the pipes. Korpisalo has a career record of 79-71-22 and has played in 190 games. Korpisalo's rate of quality starts comes out to 46.8% and he has earned 80 quality starts in his career. He has compiled 4,894 stops out of 5,429 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .901. Teams are averaging 3.07 goals per game and he has allowed 535 goals altogether. He has started in 171 contests and his ice time sits at 10,452 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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