Detroit Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+155) Canucks (-188)
The Vancouver Canucks (29-24-7) will go up against the Detroit Red Wings (24-28-7) at Rogers Arena on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Red Wings at +155 and the Canucks are sitting at -188. The betting total is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 loss against the Flames their last time on the ice. Detroit accumulated 9 penalty minutes for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice but weren't able to score. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For the game, they went scoreless on the 19 shots they put on goal.
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The Red Wings have had 1,960 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 176 goals while having 138 as an offensive unit. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 158 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have earned 43 goals in those chances. For the year, they have 55 points and their points percentage comes in at .466. Detroit has taken 1,734 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 167 goals (23rd in hockey) on the season and have allowed 219. Detroit has tallied 168 power play opportunities and they have tallied 29 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 17.26%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Alex Nedeljkovic. In his career, Nedeljkovic has earned 36 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .554. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 4,018 mins played. Nedeljkovic has had 2,046 shots taken against him and he has 1,864 saves. The opposition has scored 182 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.72. He has amassed a win-loss record of 32-24-10 and was named the starter in 65 games. Nedeljkovic has been involved in 71 games throughout his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Vancouver faced the Lightning in a game where the Canucks ended up losing by a mark of 2-1. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup but didn't score a goal. The Canucks netted 1 goal out of the 36 shots on goal they took.
The Canucks have earned 129 goals at even strength and 41 goals (12th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Vancouver has put up 1,940 shots (12th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.76%, while allowing their opponents 1,891 shots. For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 170 goals, 65 points, and a points percentage of .542. They have recorded 191 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 21.47%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 70.59% on their opponents 170 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.0%. They have permitted 171 goals to be scored by way of 121 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Thatcher Demko patrolling the crease. He is sitting with 3,442 saves out of 3,771 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .913. Demko has a career mark of 60-48-7 and has been in net for 120 games. He has made the start in 115 games and has played for a total of 6,990 minutes. Demko's quality start rate sits at 56.5% and he has accumulated 65 quality starts in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.82 goals per contest and he has surrendered 329 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (-188)
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