Jets vs Hurricanes Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/21/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+156) Hurricanes (-173)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (25-20-4, 4th in the Central Division) head to PNC Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes (28-18-3, 5th in the Metropolitan Division). The Hurricanes open this matchup at -173 while the Jets are coming in at +156. The total is set at 6. The Jets are covering 47.8% of the time, having gone 22-24 SU. Carolina is covering 54.4% of the time, going 25-21 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets step onto the ice holding a record of 25 victories and 20 losses, which is good for 4th in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 145 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the West and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -6, which is good for 22nd in the league. The Jets have earned a total of 54 pts, which has them ranked at 19th in the league and 9th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,513 which has them ranked at 9th in the conference and 19th in the league. As a team, Winnipeg has obtained a total of 1,078 hits which means they are averaging 22 per contest. They have earned a total of 531 blocks for this year. Protecting the net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has played 2,262 mins in net for the campaign. Hellebuyck is allowing an average of 2.71 goals per contest which has him placed 9th among Western Conference goaltenders and 23rd in the NHL among goalies. During this year, he has allowed 102 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919 which has him placed 9th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets had a rough game after their 5 - 2 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks in their previous game. The Jets didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they finished 2 of the 38 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts but didn't net one. Winnipeg ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Jets was 54 and the Corsi against was 43 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.0%. They won 21 face-off wins and lost 14 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 54.5% and they had a PDO of 88.0 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Chicago Blackhawks racked up a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 12 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play attempts.
The Hurricanes will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 28 wins and 18 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 5th in the East and 7th in the NHL with +21. They have compiled a total of 152 goals for the season which ranks 9th in the Eastern Conference. Carolina has a save percentage as a team of .908 which is good for 12th in the NHL, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.3% which puts them at 11th in the East. In net for Carolina is Petr Mrazek who is having a marginal campaign by surrendering 2.64 goals per contest and that ranks him 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,820 mins he has been on the ice, he's allowed 80 goals. He has a save percentage of .904, which has him placed 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 44th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Carolina Hurricanes played the New York Islanders in an outing where the Hurricanes ended up with the win by a tally of 2 - 1. For this game, Carolina earned a 51.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 53 and the other team having a Corsi of 51. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 37 and the Islanders having earned a 38 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Carolina had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 98.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 39.7%. The Hurricanes scored 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Islanders had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Carolina conceded 27 shots on goal and the Islanders earned a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-173)
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