Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 12/17/19 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-109) Jets (-101)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (20-11-2, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Carolina Hurricanes (20-11-2, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Hurricanes coming in at -109 and the Jets are at -101. The O/U opens at 6. The Hurricanes are covering 58.1% of the time, having gone 18-13 SU. The Jets are covering 58.1% of the time, going 18-13 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 20 victories and 11 losses, ranking them 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 105 goals which ranks them 8th in the East and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +19, ranking them 5th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have a total of 42 pts, which ranks them 7th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. In connection with shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,107 which ranks them 4th in the East and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina has obtained a total of 543 hits which has them averaging 16.5 per contest. They have a total of 323 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has racked up 1,237 mins in goal for the season. Mrazek is allowing 2.52 goals per game which ranks him 12th among Eastern Conference goalies and 19th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's given up 52 goals. He has a save % of .906 which ranks him 20th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a good night with a 4 - 0 victory against the Calgary Flames in their last game. The Hurricanes had a impressive offensive output in the win. For this game, they netted 4 of the 31 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Carolina ended up with 12 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 45 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against was 31, telling us they have a rate of 50.8%. They earned 21 face-off wins and lost 23 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 21.7% and they had a PDO of 104.5 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Calgary Flames racked up 32 shots. They finished with a total of 8 minutes in the box and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Jets will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 20 victories and 11 losses. When discussing goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the West and 11th in the NHL with +9. They currently have a total of 99 goals for this season which has them ranked at 8th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .917 which currently has them ranked 6th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.6% putting them at 6th in the West. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.34 goals against average and that places him 6th among Western Conference goaltenders and 13th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,486 mins he has played, he's given up 58 goals. He holds a save % of .930, which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goaltenders and 7th among goalies in the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets opposed the Philadelphia Flyers in a game where the Jets ended up with the win by a final score of 7 - 3. For this game, Winnipeg had a 50.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 43 and the other team having a Corsi of 42. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.3% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Flyers earning a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg played and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO at even strength of 114.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.8%. The Jets scored 7 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play chances in this outing and were able to notch 3 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Flyers had 1 power play opportunity and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Winnipeg conceded 32 shots on goal and the Flyers earned a total of 21 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-109)
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