Calgary Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (7-3-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Calgary Flames (6-5-2, 4th in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The Flames open this game at +122 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -135. The total has been set at 6. The Flames cover 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7 SU. The Hurricanes cover 60.0% of the time, going 6-4 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 6 victories and 5 defeats, ranking them 4th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 34 goals which ranks 6th in the conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Flames have compiled a total of 14 points, which ranks 15th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. In the matter of shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 402 which ranks 3rd in the West and 4th in the league. As a team, Calgary has racked up a total of 146 hits which means they are averaging 11.2 per game. They have compiled a total of 122 blocks for the season. The man looking after the goal for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has racked up 592 minutes defending the net for the season. Rittich is giving up 2.94 GAA which has him ranked 15th among Western Conference goalies and 27th among goaltenders in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 29 goals. His save % is .909 which has him ranked 14th among Western Conference goalies.
The Calgary Flames had a rough game after their 2 - 1 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets their last time out. The Flames left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. For this game, they converted 1 of the 30 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Calgary had a total of 10 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames was 41 and the Corsi against was 54 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 41, which means they earned a rate of 42.3%. They earned 13 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 63.8% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.7 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets racked up a total of 45 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they notched 5 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 7 victories and 3 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 4th in the conference and 8th in the NHL with +7. They currently have a total of 36 goals for the year which has them ranked at 8th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .910 which currently has them ranked 11th in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.9% which puts them at 11th in the East. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.43 GAA and that has him 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 12th in the NHL. In the 396 minutes he has played this season, he's surrendered 16 goals. He holds a save % of .909, which has him placed 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 26th in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a final score of 4 - 0. For this matchup, Carolina went home with a 47.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 41 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 46. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Blackhawks earning a 33 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO of 109.5 and their oZS percentage was 33.3%. The Hurricanes scored 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this one and were able to notch 2 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Blackhawks had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Carolina gave up 32 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (+122)
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