Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: NHL Center Ice
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-205) Red Wings (+175)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings host the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Hurricanes coming in at -205 and the Red Wings are at +175. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Hurricanes will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2 - 1 loss against the Bruins to close out last season. The Hurricanes had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 of the 24 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. Carolina racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 46 and the Corsi against was 28 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 62.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 and the Fenwick against was 21, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.1%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 14 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 105.6 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Boston Bruins earned a total of 27 shots. They had a total of 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 4 power play attempts.
The man in goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and racked up 2,321 mins minding the goal last year. Mrazek surrendered 2.69 GAA which had him ranked 13th in the East and 25th in the NHL. He gave up 104 goals. He earned a save percentage of .905 which had him ranked 22nd in the East. The Hurricanes scored a total of 217 goals which was good for 9th in the East and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential was +24, ranking them 8th in the NHL. The Hurricanes had a total of 81 points, which was good for 13th in the NHL and 8th in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they had a total of 2,261 which was good for 4th in the conference and 7th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina compiled a total of 1,136 hits which means they had an average of 16.7 per game. They had a total of 640 blocks for the season.
The Red Wings faced the Hurricanes in a game where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a mark of 5 - 2 in their last game of last season. Detroit wound up with a 42.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 28 and they surrendered a Corsi of 38. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 42.3% by earning a Fenwick of 22 and the Hurricanes having earned a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Detroit played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 108.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 59.8%. The Red Wings scored 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Hurricanes had 4 power play attempts and were able to tally 3 goals. Detroit gave way to 36 shots on goal and the Hurricanes racked up 26 penalty minutes.
In goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who had a rough season by giving up 2.95 goals per contest and that placed him 22nd in the Eastern Conference and 42nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,566 mins he played, he surrendered 126 goals. He earned a save percentage of .907, which had him placed 20th in the Eastern Conference and 39th among goalies in the NHL. In connection with goal differential, they ranked 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -123. They had a total of 142 goals for the season which had them at 16th in the East. Detroit had a team save percentage of .886 which had them sitting 31st in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They had a team shooting percentage of 7.4% which was good for 16th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-205)
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