Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-149) Blue Jackets (+135)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (20-7-3) head to Nationwide Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-12-7). The Blue Jackets open this matchup at +135 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -149. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Hurricanes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-2 loss against the Blue Jackets their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was sitting at 58 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 46 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 55.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 63.3% and they had a PDO of 98.4 for this one. Carolina garnered 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.6%. They tallied 29 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 37 shots they put on net.
The Hurricanes have had 872 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. When at even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 59 goals while earning 67 themselves. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 102 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have come away with 18 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .717. Carolina has attempted 949 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.2%. Concerning scoring goals, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 97 goals (8th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 77. Carolina comes into tonight with 96 power play opportunities and they have notched 30 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 31.25%.
The man protecting the net in this game is James Reimer. The opposition has been able to score 959 goals against Reimer in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Reimer has been in goal for 380 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .913 during his 20,606 minutes played. He has earned a record of 170-130-42 and he was named the starter in 346 games. In his professional hockey career, Reimer has 176 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .509. Reimer has seen 11,065 shots taken against him and has accrued 10,106 total saves.
In their win over Carolina, Columbus went home with a 44.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Columbus had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.4% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Hurricanes earning a 40 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they earned an oZS percentage of 36.7%. The Blue Jackets recorded 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
So far this season, the Columbus Blue Jackets are sitting with 84 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .516. They have permitted 100 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets are sitting with 72 goals at even strength and 12 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 78 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 15.38%. Columbus has taken 928 shots (13th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing their opponents 1,001 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 73.33% on their opponents 75 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has conceded 397 goals altogether. Korpisalo's quality start rate comes in at 50.0% and he has qualified for 69 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 138 games and has been on the ice for 8,421 mins. Korpisalo has amassed a career mark of 68-52-19 and has participated in 150 games. He has gathered 3,860 stops out of the 4,257 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus (+135)
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