Arizona Coyotes vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 10/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+248) Hurricanes (-280)
PNC Arena is the site where Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes (7-0-0) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (0-7-1) on Sunday. The Coyotes open this game at +248 while the Hurricanes are priced at -280. The over/under is set at 6.
The Coyotes will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-0 defeat to the Capitals in their last outing. The Coyotes didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the outing, they took the loss without having netted any of the 14 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Arizona amassed 6 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 30 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 15 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 31.9%. They earned 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 opportunities to win the face-off. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 28.3% and they had a PDO of 95.7 in this game.
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When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 12 goals (32nd in hockey) on the season and have allowed 36. For the year, they have scored 1 points and their points percentage sits at .063. Arizona has tallied 22 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals out of those advantages, earning them a percentage of 9.09%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have given up 25 goals while scoring 10 on offense. Arizona has attempted 199 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 6.0%. The Coyotes have had 248 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .855. Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 24 power play tries (15th in the NHL) and have racked up 11 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Karel Vejmelka. Vejmelka has played in 5 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 0-3-1 and he started in 3 games. The opposition has been able to score 13 goals versus Vejmelka in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 3.15. Vejmelka has had 129 shot attempts against him and has accrued 116 saves. His save percentage currently is at .899 in his 248 minutes on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Vejmelka has compiled 1 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .333.
In their last contest, Carolina faced the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Hurricanes got the win by a final of 6-3. Their PDO was 115 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.7% by notching a Fenwick of 29 and the Blackhawks having earned a 26 Fenwick. The Hurricanes earned 6 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. Carolina wound up with a 52.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and they showed up in this game.
Carolina has put up 234 shots (15th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 13.25%, while allowing their opponents 208 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 87.88% on their opponents 33 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 94.7%. They have a total of 27 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 29.63%. The Hurricanes have earned 23 goals at even strength and 8 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 11 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 31 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of 1.000.
Across the rink you are expected to see Frederik Andersen in the crease. He has recorded 10,948 stops out of 11,953 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .916. Andersen holds a career record of 232-100-48 and has been in net for 399 contests. He has been a starter 387 games and has accumulated 22,958 minutes. Andersen's quality start rate comes out to 57.4% and he has 222 quality starts in his hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,005 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+248)
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