Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 2/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-133) Blue Jackets (+110)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (6-2-0) go to Nationwide Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (5-4-3). The line on this game has the Hurricanes priced at -133 and the Blue Jackets are at +110. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Hurricanes had a rough game after their 6-4 defeat against the Blackhawks in their last outing. The Hurricanes had a good offensive outing and it showed in the loss. In the game, they converted 4 out of the 34 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Carolina tallied 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 57 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.4%. They accumulated 36 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 16 attempts to win the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 40.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.7 in this one.
The Hurricanes have had 208 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. When at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 13 goals while notching 16 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 30 power play opportunities (26th in professional hockey) and have earned 6 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 12 points and their points % is .750. Carolina has taken 274 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When discussing their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 24 goals (28th in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 19. Carolina has accounted for 31 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 22.58%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is James Reimer. Opponents have notched 927 goals against Reimer in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.80. Reimer has been involved in 368 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .913 in his 19,881 minutes played. He has earned a win-loss mark of 162-127-41 and he was named the starter in 334 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Reimer is sitting with 170 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .509. Reimer has seen 10,702 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,775 saves.
In their last game, Columbus played the Stars in an outing where the Blue Jackets got the victory by a final score of 4-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Blue Jackets recorded 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 109 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 45.8%. Columbus earned a 40.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Columbus played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 42.6% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Stars having earned a 39 Fenwick.
The Blue Jackets have racked up 25 goals at even strength and 4 goals (26th in the NHL) while on the power play. Columbus has taken 344 shots (12th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.72%, while allowing the opposition 396 shots. This season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have tallied 30 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .542. They have a total of 32 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 12.50%. They have a penalty kill rate of 78.57% on their opponents 28 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 8.7%. 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.
Across the ice you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo defending the goal. He has racked up 3,485 stops out of 3,837 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .908. Korpisalo has accumulated a lifetime mark of 63-45-16 and has been in goal for 134 games. He has made the start in 123 games and has played for a total of 7,528 minutes. Korpisalo's quality start percentage sits at 50.4% and he has earned 62 quality starts in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.81 goals per contest and he has given up 352 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (+110)
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