Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-165) Blue Jackets (+145)
Nationwide Arena is the site where Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-13-7) will play the Carolina Hurricanes (21-7-3) on Thursday. The Hurricanes open this contest at -165 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +145. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-0 victory against the Blue Jackets their last time on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 53.8% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. They recorded 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 21 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.2%. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 41 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Carolina accumulated 4 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Hurricanes were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 105 power play opportunities (7th in professional hockey) and have earned 18 goals in those chances. The Hurricanes have had 891 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .914. Carolina has tried 977 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.2%. When at even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed 59 goals while earning 70 themselves. Carolina has accumulated 98 power play chances and they have notched 30 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 30.61%. For the year, they have recorded 45 points and their points percentage is sitting at .726. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned 100 goals (8th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 77.
The man protecting the goal in this game is James Reimer. Opponents have notched 959 goals versus Reimer in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.79. Reimer has participated in 380 games throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 20,606 minutes guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 170-130-42 and he has gotten the start in 346 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Reimer has compiled 176 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .509. Reimer has had 11,065 shot attempts against him and has gathered 10,106 total saves.
In their loss to Carolina, the Blue Jackets had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. The Blue Jackets recorded 0 goals of the 19 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 88 and they earned an oZS percentage of 46.2%. Columbus went home with a 47.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Columbus played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 45.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 27 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 32 Fenwick.
The Blue Jackets have earned 72 goals at even strength and 12 goals (27th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Columbus has taken 947 shots (15th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the other team 1,029 shots. On the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 84 goals, 33 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have a tally of 81 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 14.81%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 74.03% on their oppositions 77 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.0%. They have granted a total of 103 goals to be scored by of a combination of 83 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in net. He has accounted for 3,885 saves out of the 4,285 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .907. Korpisalo has accumulated a career mark of 68-53-19 and has played in 151 contests. He got the starting nod in 139 games and has played 8,481 minutes. Korpisalo's quality start rate comes in at 49.6% and he has accumulated 69 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has surrendered 400 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus (+145) and under 5.5 goals
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