Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 2/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-133) Blue Jackets (+110)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (6-2-0) head to Nationwide Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (5-4-3). The Hurricanes open this game at -133 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Hurricanes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6-4 loss to the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive output in this loss. In the outing, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 34 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice but didn't get a goal. Carolina tallied 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 57 and the Corsi against was at 44 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 56.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.4%. They accounted for 36 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 16 attempts to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.7 for this game.
The Hurricanes have had 208 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .909. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 13 goals while scoring 16 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 30 power play tries (26th in hockey) and have notched 6 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they sit with 12 points and their points percentage is sitting at .750. Carolina has tried 274 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 24 goals (26th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 19. Carolina has accumulated 31 power play opportunities and they have notched 7 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 22.58%.
The man protecting the net in this game is James Reimer. Reimer has taken the ice for 368 games throughout his NHL career. He has a mark of 162-127-41 and he has started in 334 games. Opponents have scored 927 goals versus Reimer in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.80. Reimer has seen 10,702 shot attempts against him and has recorded 9,775 total saves. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 19,881 minutes between the pipes. For his career, Reimer has recorded 170 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .509.
In their last contest, Columbus squared up with the Stars in a game where the Blue Jackets took home the victory by a mark of 4-3. Columbus had a 40.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Columbus had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 42.6% by accumulating a Fenwick of 29 and the Stars finishing with a 39 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 109 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.8%. The Blue Jackets earned 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched a total of 30 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .542. They have allowed 36 goals to be scored by way of 30 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have scored 25 goals at even strength and 4 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 32 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 12.50%. Columbus has taken 344 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.72%, while allowing the other team 396 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on their oppositions 28 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 8.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in the crease. He has racked up 3,485 stops out of the 3,837 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .908. Korpisalo has compiled a career record of 63-45-16 and has participated in 134 games. He has been a starter 123 games and has racked up 7,528 minutes. Korpisalo's quality start rate is 51.2% and he has made 63 quality starts in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.81 goals/game and he has given up 352 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-133)
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