Golden Knights vs Hurricanes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/31/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+139) Hurricanes (-154)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (29-18-3, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) play the Vegas Golden Knights (25-20-7, 5th in the Pacific Division) at PNC Arena on Friday, January 31, 2020. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -154 while the Golden Knights are priced at +139. The total opens at 6. The Golden Knights are covering 44.9% of the time, having gone 22-27 SU. Carolina covers 55.3% of the time, going 26-21 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights step onto the ice holding a record of 25 victories and 20 losses, putting them at 5th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 158 goals which ranks 5th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 19th in the league. The Golden Knights have earned a total of 57 points, which ranks 17th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,773 which ranks 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. As a group, Vegas currently has a total of 1,373 hits which has them averaging 26.4 per game. They have earned a total of 558 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Vegas is Malcolm Subban from Toronto, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 927 mins defending the net for the season. Subban is conceding 3.04 goals against average which puts him at 28th in the Western Conference and 49th among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this season, he's allowed 47 goals. His save percentage is .898 which puts him at 27th in the Western Conference.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 loss to the Boston Bruins in their last game. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive outing in this loss. In this outing, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. Vegas earned a total of 10 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 45.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 and the Fenwick against was 40, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 43.7%. They won 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost 20 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 63.6% and they had a PDO of 94.9 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins racked up 37 shots. They had 4 penalty mins and they earned 5 power play opportunities.
The Hurricanes will be the team across the ice and for the current year they have 29 wins and 18 losses. In discussing goal differential, they rank 5th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL with +24. They have a total of 156 goals for this year which ranks 8th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a team save percentage of .908 which currently has them ranked 13th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 9.3% ranking them 11th in the conference. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having an average year by giving up 2.59 goals per game and that has him 11th in the East and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,880 minutes he has played this season, he has given up 81 goals. He holds a save % of .905, which has him ranking 21st in the East and 42nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes played the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Hurricanes earned a victory by a score of 4 - 1. In this matchup, Carolina wound up with a 49.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 36 and the other team having a Corsi of 37. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.6% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Jets having a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Carolina played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 107.6 and their percentage of oZS was 64.1%. The Hurricanes notched 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play attempts in this game and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. In discussing the opposition, the Jets had 4 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Carolina allowed 17 shots on goal and the Jets had a total of 21 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-154)
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