Saturday, March 19, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +165 and the Wild at -185. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 31-27-13 and on the road they have a record of 14-15-7. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 173 goals and given up 192 goals for a point differential of -19. The Hurricanes have 13 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-4-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-40 and an over/under record of 24-26-21. Minnesota shows up with a record of 32-28-11 including 17-13-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 188 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of +6. The Wild have 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-39 while their over/under record sits at 27-31-13.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 18 goals this season with 126 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 138 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cam Ward has 20 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,136 shots against him and has given up 106 goals. He has made 1,030 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Wild. He has 16 goals this season with 126 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 135 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 26 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,535 shots against him and has given up 129 goals. He has made 1,406 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have 75 total points this season. They have scored 172 goals while giving up 189 goals. They have had 216 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Hurricanes have allowed 176 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.03% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 223 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 174 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 187 goals scored while they've given up 180 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.05%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 53.4% as they've attempted 4,134 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,610 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.3% as they have 3,053 attempts while they've given up 2,780 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 54.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.5% for the season. They have 2,187 face off wins compared to 1,873 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.9%. On defense Carolina has 1,350 hits and they've blocked 830 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,815 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,952 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 2,858 shots while they've given up 2,903 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 51.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.1% as they've compiled 2,243 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,059 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 1,049 shot attempts and they have 1,231 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-40 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 24-26-21 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 31-39 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 27-31-13 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
03/08/16 D Justin Faulk Ankle out indefinitely
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/18/16 GO Darcy Kuemper Upper Body doubtful Saturday vs. Carolina
03/18/16 RW Jason Pominville Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Carolina
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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