Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/16/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+184) Hurricanes (-205)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (30-21-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) travel to PNC Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes (33-21-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division). The Hurricanes open this contest at -205 while the Oilers are coming in at +184. The total opens at 6. The Oilers are covering 50.9% of the time, having gone 28-27 SU. The Hurricanes are covering 53.9% of the time, going 28-24 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 30 victories and 21 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 180 goals which ranks them 6th in the West and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 17th in the NHL. The Oilers currently have a total of 66 pts, which ranks them 17th in the NHL and 7th in the West. With regard to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,706 which ranks them 13th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a group, Edmonton has collected a total of 1,210 hits which has them averaging 21.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 726 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has totaled 1,700 minutes in goal for the season. Smith is allowing 2.93 goals per contest which has him ranking 23rd in the Western Conference and 45th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 83 goals. His save % is .904 which has him ranking 25th in the Western Conference.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. In this game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 30 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. Edmonton racked up a total of 0 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 53 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 44.8%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 43, telling us they have a rate of 45.6%. They earned 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 32 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.3% and they had a PDO of 97.9 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning put up 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they earned 0 power play attempts.
The Hurricanes will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 33 victories and 21 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they rank 5th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the NHL with +22. They have compiled a total of 181 goals for the season which has them at 9th in the conference. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .905 which has them 15th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 9.6% putting them at 11th in the conference. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having an average year by allowing 2.72 goals per contest and that has him 14th in the Eastern Conference and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,117 minutes he's played this year, he has given up 96 goals. His save percentage is .903, which has him ranking 23rd in the Eastern Conference and 48th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes faced off against the New Jersey Devils in an outing where the Hurricanes notched a victory by a mark of 5 - 2. For this game, Carolina went home with a 61.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 57 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate was 56.2% with a Fenwick of 41 and the Devils ending the game with a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 109.9 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 62.5%. The Hurricanes netted 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Devils had 4 power play attempts but were not able to take advantage. Carolina allowed 37 shots on goal and the Devils had a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-205)
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