Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes Expert NHL Picks 11/1/2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (4-8-1, 7th in the Atlantic Division) are headed to PNC Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes (8-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division). The Hurricanes open this matchup at -250 while the Red Wings are coming in at +222. The O/U opens at 6. The Red Wings cover 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9 SU. The Hurricanes cover 63.6% of the time, going 7-4 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings head into this matchup holding a record of 4 wins and 8 defeats, ranking them 7th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 30 goals which is 14th in the East and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -16, ranking them 29th in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 9 pts, which is 24th in the league and 13th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 406 which is 7th in the conference and 12th in the league. As a unit, Detroit has earned a total of 179 hits which means they are averaging 13.8 per game. They currently have a total of 144 blocks for this season. The man protecting the goal for Detroit is Jimmy Howard from Laval, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has been on the ice a total of 411 mins defending the net for the year. Howard is surrendering 3.21 GAA which puts him at 15th among Eastern Conference goalies and 30th in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he's allowed 22 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910 which puts him at 14th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 1 win over the Edmonton Oilers in their last contest. The Red Wings had an average offensive outing in this victory. In this game, they scored on 3 out of the 28 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. Detroit racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 30 and the Corsi against was 28 giving them a Corsi percentage of 51.7%. Their Fenwick was 24 and the Fenwick against was 21, telling us they have a rate of 53.3%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 52.2% and they had a PDO of 105.5 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Edmonton Oilers earned a total of 32 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Hurricanes will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 8 wins and 3 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 5th in the conference and 8th in the league with +8. They currently have a total of 38 goals for the year which ranks them 9th in the conference. Carolina has a team save percentage of .915 which is good for 9th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They are shooting 9.7% putting them at 11th in the East. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having an average year by giving up 2.24 goals per contest and that has him 5th among East goalies and 8th in the NHL among goalies. In the 456 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has allowed 17 goals. He has a save % of .917, which puts him at 11th among East goalies and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The Carolina Hurricanes faced the Calgary Flames in an outing where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a final score of 2 - 1. For this game, Carolina went home with a 59.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 49 and the other team having a Corsi of 33. They had a Fenwick percentage of 55.6% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Flames having a 28 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO of 98.8 and they earned an oZS percentage of 61.4%. The Hurricanes scored 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. Concerning their opponent, the Flames had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Carolina gave way to 29 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-250)
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