Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings Expert NHL Picks 11/24/2019
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-175) Red Wings (+158)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (7-14-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) play the Carolina Hurricanes (13-8-1, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The Hurricanes open this game at -175 while the Red Wings are priced at +158. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Hurricanes cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 12-9 SU. Detroit covers 29.2% of the time, going 7-17 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this matchup with a record of 13 wins and 8 defeats, which is good for 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 76 goals which is 5th in the conference and 6th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, which is good for 7th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have earned a total of 27 pts, which is 12th in the NHL and 7th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 740 which is 6th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a group, Carolina has racked up a total of 281 hits which means they are averaging 12.8 per contest. They have earned a total of 198 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has totaled 874 mins in goal for the season. Mrazek is giving up 2.68 goals against average which has him ranked 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 16th in the NHL. So far this season, he has surrendered 39 goals. His save % is .902 which has him ranked 17th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 3 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers their last time out. The Hurricanes played like an average offensive team in this loss. In this game, they finished 3 out of the 36 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 5 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. Carolina racked up a total of 16 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 36 and the Corsi against was 34 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.4%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against was 22, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 54.2%. They earned 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 61.8% and they had a PDO of 88.7 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Philadelphia Flyers racked up a total of 23 shots. They had 10 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Red Wings will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 7 wins and 14 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -32. They have a total of 58 goals for the season which ranks them 14th in the East. Detroit has a save % as a team of .881 which has them 30th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.1% which puts them at 15th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.24 GAA and that ranks him 20th in the East and 39th in the NHL. In the 777 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 42 goals. He has a save % of .891, which has him ranking 22nd in the East and 41st in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings played the Columbus Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Red Wings took a loss by a final score of 5 - 4. For this game, Detroit had a 38.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 28 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.6% by earning a Fenwick of 21 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 58.8%. The Red Wings scored 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 5 power play opportunities and ended up scoring 2 goals. Detroit gave up 37 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets earned 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+158)
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