Minnesota Wild at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to PNC Arena to take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at -115 and the Hurricanes at -105.
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Minnesota had a record of 49-25-8 last year and away from home they had a record of 22-13-6. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They tallied 266 goals and surrendered 208 goals for a point differential of +58. For the year they had an ATS mark of 50-37-0 and an over/under record of 43-35-0. Carolina finished with a record of 36-31-15 including 23-12-6 on home ice last year. They were 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 215 goals and gave up 236 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread was 36-46-0 while their over/under mark was 34-40-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 50-37-0 straight up last year
The Minnesota Wild were 43-35-0 against the over/under last season
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes were 36-46-0 straight up last year
The Carolina Hurricanes were 34-40-0 against the over/under last season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/05/17 LW Zach Parise Back out indefinitely
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/05/17 RW Lee Stempniak Back IR. (10/05)
Devan Dubnyk had 40 wins and 19 losses last season in goal for the Wild. He had 1,842 shots against him and he surrendered 141 goals. He made 1,701 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Eric Staal scored 64 total points last year for the Wild. He had 27 goals last season with 209 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 37 assists on the year and averaged 18.6 minutes played per contest. Mikael Granlund averaged 18.8 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 26 goals on 177 attempts. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 69 points on the year.
Jeff Skinner had 61 total points last season for the Hurricanes. He had 35 goals last year with 269 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 26 assists on the year and averaged 17.7 minutes played per contest. Scott Darling had 18 wins and 5 losses last season in net for the Hurricanes. He had 877 shots against him and he gave up 67 goals. He made 810 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sebastian Aho averaged 16.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 23 goals on 206 attempts. He had 25 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild gave up 217 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% last season. That was 8th in the league. They averaged 31 shots per contest and as a team shot 10.53% for the year. They allowed 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 7th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Wild were 5th overall with 106 total points last year. They were 2nd in the league with 266 goals and 24th in goals allowed with 208. They had 224 power play chances and scored 47 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That was 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Hurricanes were 21st with a total of 215 goals scored while they were 12th with 236 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 30 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 8.62%. As a unit they gave up 28 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th in the league. The Hurricanes had a total of 87 points last season, which was 20th in the NHL. They had 41 power play goals on 231 chances for a percentage of 18%. That was 21st overall. They gave up 202 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 6th when short-handed.
Minnesota had a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they tried 4,566 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,604 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. That ranked them 17th in Corsi percentage. They were 17th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50% as they had 3,444 shots while they gave up 3,443 attempts on defense. The Wild started possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.5% for the year. That put them 13th and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They had 2,550 face-off wins as opposed to 2,359 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 51.9%. That was 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota had 1,284 hits and they blocked 1,161 attempts from opposing offenses, which was 15th in the league.
The Hurricanes started possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 43.9% for the year. That ranked them 1st and 29th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,430 face-off wins as opposed to 2,150 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 53.1%. That was 4th in the league. On defense Carolina had 1,611 hits and they blocked 1,062 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Carolina was ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they tried 4,766 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,363 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 4th in the NHL at 51.6%, as they had 3,514 shots while they gave up 3,301 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -115 and over 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -115 and over 5.5 total goals
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