Hurricanes vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-130) Coyotes (+118)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (30-20-3, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Gila River Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Arizona Coyotes (27-21-7, 4th in the Pacific Division). The Hurricanes open this game at -130 while the Coyotes are coming in at +118. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Hurricanes are covering 53.1% of the time, having gone 26-23 SU. Arizona is covering 44.0% of the time, going 22-28 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 30 victories and 20 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 165 goals which puts them at 10th in the conference and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +20, putting them at 7th in the NHL. The Hurricanes have a total of 63 pts, which puts them at 14th in the NHL and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 1,757 which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 5th in the NHL. As a team, Carolina has a total of 842 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per game. They have a total of 498 blocks for the year. The man in net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,999 mins in net for the season. Mrazek is conceding an average of 2.73 goals per contest which ranks him 14th among East goaltenders and 23rd in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 91 goals. His save % is .900 which ranks him 27th among East goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look for better times on the ice after their 6 - 3 defeat to the St. Louis Blues the last time they stepped on the ice. The Hurricanes offense didn't overly impress in the loss. For this outing, they earned a goal on 3 of the 28 shots they tried. They also had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Carolina earned 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 37 and the Corsi against was 30 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 55.2%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 27, which tells us they had a rate of 51.8%. They won 13 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 69.2% and they had a PDO of 90.0 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the St. Louis Blues put up 26 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty mins and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Coyotes will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 27 wins and 21 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the conference and 15th in the league with +6. They currently have a total of 150 goals for this year which has them ranked at 10th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a team save percentage of .919 which has them 4th in the league, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 8.8% ranking them 10th in the West. In net for Arizona is Antti Raanta who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.80 goals per contest and that places him 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,349 mins he's played this year, he's given up 63 goals. He has a save % of .917, which places him at 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 20th in the NHL among goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes played the Edmonton Oilers in an outing where the Coyotes got the win by a final score of 3 - 0. In this matchup, Arizona had a 47.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 49 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 54. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.6% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Oilers having earned a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona had and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO at even strength of 109.5 and they earned an oZS percentage of 42.8%. The Coyotes notched 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Oilers had 3 power play chances but didn't tally a goal. Arizona gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Oilers earned a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-130)
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