Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at -104 and the Canucks at -106.
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Carolina has a record of 11-9-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-5-2. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 72 goals and surrendered 77 goals for a point differential of -5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-14-0 and an over/under record of 13-10-0. Vancouver has a record of 13-10-4 including 4-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 75 goals and have given up 77 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 13-14-0 while their over/under mark is 14-13-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 11-14-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 13-14-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 14-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/13/17 RW Lee Stempniak Hip IR (10/02)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Upper Body IR (11/25)
11/27/17 D Erik Gudbranson Upper Body IR (11/23)
Jeff Skinner has scored 17 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 96 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 17.3 minutes played per contest. Jordan Staal averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 63 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Scott Darling has 7 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 517 shots against him and he's surrendered 50 goals. He's made 467 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brock Boeser has 25 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 13 goals this year with 64 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 16.3 minutes played per contest. Bo Horvat averages 18.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 10 goals on 63 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 7 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 551 shots against him and he's given up 48 goals. He's made 503 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have 27 total points this year, which is 23rd in the NHL. They've scored 72 goals while giving up 77 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 19th respectively. They have had 84 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the league. The Hurricanes have given up 63 power play opportunities and surrendered 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 22nd when short-handed. They average 36 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.00% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks are 16th in the league with a total of 30 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 97 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 94 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 17th overall. As a team, the Canucks are 22nd with a total of 75 goals scored while they've given up 77 goals this season, ranking 21st in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.47%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
Carolina is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.9%, as they've attempted 1,704 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,400 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54% as they have 1,244 attempts while they have given up 1,060 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 1st in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 59.2% of the time, which is 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 40.8% for the season. That is 31st overall in the NHL. They have 783 face-off wins compared to 703 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.7%. That ranks them 1st in the league. On defense Carolina has 451 hits and they have blocked 340 shots from the opposition, putting them 29th overall.
The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 820 face-off wins as opposed to 831 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 465 hits and they've blocked 340 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 30th in blocked shots. Vancouver is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've tried 1,426 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,512 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 26th in the NHL at 47.6%, as they have 1,064 shots while they've given up 1,172 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Hurricanes/Canucks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Carolina -104
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina -104
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