Ducks vs Hurricanes Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/17/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+158) Hurricanes (-175)
PNC Arena is the venue where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (27-17-2, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (17-24-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks priced at +158 and the Hurricanes are at -175. The O/U opens at 6. The Ducks cover 31.0% of the time, having gone 13-29 SU. The Hurricanes cover 56.8% of the time, going 25-19 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 17 wins and 24 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 112 goals which ranks 15th in the Western Conference and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -34, which puts them at 29th in the NHL. The Ducks currently have a total of 39 pts, which ranks 30th in the NHL and 15th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,370 which ranks 14th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL. As a unit, Anaheim has obtained a total of 950 hits which has them averaging 20.7 per game. They currently have a total of 507 blocks for the year. The man in net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,088 minutes minding the goal for the season. Gibson is conceding 2.99 goals per contest which has him sitting 21st among Western Conference goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 104 goals. He has a save % of .905 which has him sitting 21st among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 1 loss against the St. Louis Blues the last time they stepped on the ice. The Ducks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. For this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 21 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to score. Anaheim had 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Ducks was 24 and the Corsi against was 49 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 32.9%. Their Fenwick was 18 while the Fenwick against was 39, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 31.6%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 96.8 in this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the St. Louis Blues tallied 34 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty mins and they notched 1 power play opportunity.
The Hurricanes will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they have 27 victories and 17 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL with +23. They currently have a total of 148 goals for the season which has them at 8th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 13th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% which is good for 11th in the East. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.62 goals per game and that has him ranked 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 22nd in the NHL. In the 1,761 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 77 goals. His save % is .906, which has him placed 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 37th in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the Washington Capitals in a matchup where the Hurricanes took a loss by a final of 2 - 0. For this matchup, Carolina had a 42.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 and their opponent having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.3% by notching a Fenwick of 22 and the Capitals ending the game with a 37 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Carolina had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 96.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Hurricanes notched 0 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for the opposition, the Capitals had 6 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Carolina conceded 30 shots on goal and the Capitals racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anaheim (+158)
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