Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils Predictions, NHL Pick, Odds, Tips 3/12/2020
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-175) Devils (+155)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (38-25-5, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Prudential Center on Thursday where they'll meet the New Jersey Devils (28-29-12, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Hurricanes coming in at -175 and the Devils are at +155. The over/under has been set at 6. The Hurricanes cover 52.4% of the time, having gone 33-30 SU. The Devils cover 36.9% of the time, going 24-41 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 38 victories and 25 defeats, which puts them at 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 217 goals which has them at 9th in the conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is +24, which puts them at 8th in the league. The Hurricanes have a total of 81 pts, which has them at 13th in the league and 8th in the conference. in respect to shots toward the net, they have a total of 2,261 which has them at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the league. As a team, Carolina has a total of 1,136 hits which means they have an average of 16.7 per game. They have a total of 640 blocks for the season. The man looking after the net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has played 2,321 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Mrazek is giving up an average of 2.69 goals against average which has him ranked 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 25th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he has given up 104 goals. His save percentage is .905 which has him ranked 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 2 win against the Detroit Red Wings in their previous game. The Hurricanes had a good offensive performance in the win. For this game, they scored on 5 of the 36 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 3 goals out of those chances. Carolina racked up a total of 26 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 38 and the Corsi against was 28 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 22, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 57.7%. They won 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 39.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.0 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings earned 25 shots. They finished with a total of 24 penalty mins and they had 5 power play attempts.
The Devils will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 28 victories and 29 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the East and 27th in the league with -39. They have a total of 185 goals for the year which is 14th in the East. New Jersey has a team save percentage of .901 which has them sitting 20th in the league, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 8.7% ranking them 13th in the conference. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having an ok season by allowing 2.77 GAA and that places him 16th among East goaltenders and 31st in the NHL. In the 2,684 mins he has played, he has given up 124 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .915, which has him ranked 8th among East goaltenders and 22nd in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils went up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a matchup where the Devils took the defeat by a tally of 5 - 2. For this matchup, New Jersey wound up with a 37.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 29 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 48. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Penguins earning a 31 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that New Jersey played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 86.3 and their oZS percentage was 50.0%. The Devils converted 2 goals of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and were able to net 1 out of those tries. As for the opposition, the Penguins had 4 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. New Jersey gave up 33 shots on goal and the Penguins had a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-175)
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