Hurricanes vs Golden Knights Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+113) Golden Knights (-125)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (28-21-7, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (31-20-3, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -125 while the Hurricanes are priced at +113. The total is set at 6. The Hurricanes cover 54.0% of the time, having gone 27-23 SU. The Golden Knights cover 47.2% of the time, going 25-28 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes step onto the ice with a record of 31 wins and 20 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 170 goals which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is +22, which puts them at 6th in the league. The Hurricanes have compiled a total of 65 points, which puts them at 10th in the league and 8th in the East. With reference to shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 1,788 which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 5th in the league. As a group, Carolina currently has a total of 859 hits which means they have an average of 15.9 per contest. They have compiled a total of 509 blocks for the year. The man between the pipes for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has totaled 1,999 minutes in net for the year. Mrazek is allowing 2.73 goals per game which has him sitting 15th in the East and 24th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's allowed 91 goals. His save percentage is .900 which has him sitting 25th in the East.
The Carolina Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 3 win against the Arizona Coyotes in their previous game. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive performance in the win. For this game, they finished 5 of the 31 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Carolina had 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 43 giving them a Corsi percentage of 53.3%. Their Fenwick was 38 while the Fenwick against sat at 32, telling us they have a rate of 54.3%. They took 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost 27 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.5% and they had a PDO of 108.9 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Arizona Coyotes earned a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play attempts.
The Golden Knights will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 28 wins and 21 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the Western Conference and 14th in the NHL with +7. They have a total of 174 goals for the season which has them at 4th in the West. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .901 which currently has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 9.1% putting them at 9th in the Western Conference. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.77 goals per contest and that places him 11th among Western Conference goaltenders and 26th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,296 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 106 goals. His save percentage is .907, which has him placed 22nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 43rd among goalies in the NHL.
The Vegas Golden Knights played the Florida Panthers in a game where the Golden Knights got the win by a tally of 7 - 2. For this outing, Vegas went home with a 65.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 52 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 27. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 67.7% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Panthers having a 20 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 109.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 36.1%. The Golden Knights netted 7 goals of the 39 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. Concerning their opponent, the Panthers had 3 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Vegas conceded 25 shots on goal and the Panthers earned a total of 12 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-125)
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