Canucks vs Hurricanes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+113) Hurricanes (-125)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (29-19-3, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (29-18-4, 1st in the Pacific Division) at PNC Arena on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The odds on this contest have the Canucks priced at +113 and the Hurricanes are at -125. The O/U has been set at 6. The Canucks are covering 54.2% of the time, having gone 26-22 SU. The Hurricanes are covering 54.2% of the time, going 26-22 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 29 victories and 18 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 167 goals which is 3rd in the conference and 9th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +16, which puts them at 10th in the NHL. The Canucks have earned a total of 62 pts, which is 9th in the NHL and 3rd in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,599 which is 7th in the Western Conference and 17th in the NHL. As a unit, Vancouver currently has a total of 914 hits which means they have an average of 17.9 per contest. They have earned a total of 650 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has played 2,072 minutes defending the goal this season. Markstrom is conceding 2.69 goals per game which places him at 9th in the West and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 93 goals. He holds a save percentage of .917 which places him at 10th in the West.
The Vancouver Canucks will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 2 win over the San Jose Sharks in their last game. The Canucks had a solid offensive outing in this victory. In this outing, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 25 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. Vancouver ended up with 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 60 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 45, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. They took 33 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.9% and they had a PDO of 112.9 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the San Jose Sharks tallied a total of 40 shots. They finished with 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 29 wins and 19 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 5th in the conference and 6th in the league with +23. They have earned a total of 159 goals for the season which ranks them 8th in the conference. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .908 which is good for 13th in the league, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.4% putting them at 11th in the conference. In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.63 goals per game and that has him 13th among East goaltenders and 21st in the NHL. In the 1,939 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has allowed 85 goals. He has a save % of .904, which has him ranking 22nd among East goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes squared up with the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Hurricanes took the loss by a final score of 4 - 3. In this outing, Carolina earned a 50.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 45 and the other team having a Corsi of 45. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.1% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina played and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 99.4 and they had an oZS percentage of 62.2%. The Hurricanes scored 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and were able to notch 1 out of those opportunities. On the other side of the ice, the Golden Knights had 3 power play chances and came through by scoring 1 goal. Carolina gave up 37 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned a total of 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (+113)
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