New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Parlay 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (8-3-1, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division) will play the New Jersey Devils (2-5-3, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Devils coming in at +160 and the Hurricanes are at -177. The O/U is set at 6. The Devils cover 20.0% of the time, having gone 2-8 SU. Carolina covers 63.6% of the time, going 7-4 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils head into this game holding a record of 2 wins and 5 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 28 goals which ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -13, putting them at 27th in the league. The Devils currently have a total of 7 points, which ranks 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 306 which ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the league. As a team, New Jersey currently has a total of 137 hits which means they have an average of 13.7 per game. They currently have a total of 85 blocks for the year. The goaltender for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has played 326 minutes minding the net this season. Blackwood is allowing an average of 3.31 goals against average which has him sitting 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 32nd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he's given up 18 goals. He holds a save percentage of .871 which has him sitting 25th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New Jersey Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 7 - 6 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning their last time out. The Devils had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this loss. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 6 of the 42 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those chances. New Jersey ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 39 and the Corsi against at even strength was 35 giving them a Corsi percentage of 52.7%. Their Fenwick was 33 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. They earned 27 face-off wins and lost 12 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 62.0% and they had a PDO of 83.9 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned 23 shots. They finished with a total of 10 penalty minutes and they earned 1 power play attempt.
The Hurricanes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 8 wins and 3 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they rank 5th in the conference and 8th in the league with +8. They currently have a total of 38 goals for this season which is 9th in the conference. Carolina has a team save percentage of .915 which currently has them sitting 9th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% putting them at 11th in the conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.24 GAA and that has him 5th in the East and 8th in the NHL. In the 456 mins he's played this year, he has allowed 17 goals. His save percentage is .917, which puts him at 11th in the East and 20th in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes went up against the Calgary Flames in an outing where the Hurricanes earned a victory by a tally of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Carolina went home with a 59.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 49 while the opposition had a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate was 55.6% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Flames earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 98.8 and their oZS percentage was 61.4%. The Hurricanes converted 2 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Flames had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Carolina allowed 29 shots on goal and the Flames had a total of 6 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-177) and under 2.5 total goals
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