Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild NHL Point Spread Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-125) Wild (+113)
Xcel Energy Center is the site where Devan Dubnyk and the Minnesota Wild (7-11-1, 7th in the Central Division) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (11-7-1, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The Wild open this game at +113 while the Hurricanes are priced at -125. The O/U has been set at 6. The Hurricanes cover 55.6% of the time, having gone 10-8 SU. Minnesota is covering 36.8% of the time, going 7-12 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes come into this matchup holding a record of 11 wins and 7 defeats, ranking them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 65 goals which ranks 4th in the East and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 9th in the league. The Hurricanes currently have a total of 23 pts, which ranks 11th in the league and 7th in the East. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 643 which ranks 3rd in the conference and 8th in the league. As a team, Carolina has obtained a total of 251 hits which means they are averaging 13.2 per game. They currently have a total of 161 blocks for this season. The goalie for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has played a total of 756 mins in net for the season. Mrazek is surrendering 2.62 GAA which has him ranked 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he's given up 33 goals. He has a save % of .904 which has him ranked 15th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a good night with a 5 - 4 win against the Buffalo Sabres in their previous contest. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. For this game, they converted 5 out of the 29 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances and were able to notch 2 goals out of those attempts. Carolina racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 36 and the Corsi against was 30 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 54.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 51.9%. They earned 34 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 40.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 95.2 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Buffalo Sabres racked up a total of 33 shots. They had 28 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The Wild are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they sit with 7 victories and 11 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the West and 27th in the league with -15. They have a total of 50 goals for this season which ranks them 12th in the West. Minnesota has a save % as a team of .889 which currently has them ranked 26th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% ranking them 7th in the Western Conference. In goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad year by allowing 3.30 goals against average and that places him 21st among West goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goalies. In the 690 minutes he has played this season, he has given up 38 goals. He holds a save % of .896, which has him placed 18th among West goaltenders and 36th in the NHL among goalies.
The Minnesota Wild faced the Arizona Coyotes in an outing where the Wild took home the win by a mark of 3 - 2. In this game, Minnesota wound up with a 49.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 36 and the other team having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.4% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Coyotes earning a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.1 and their oZS percentage was 31.3%. The Wild converted 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Coyotes had 3 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Minnesota conceded 29 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-125)
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