Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 1/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-196) Red Wings (+156)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes travel to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes open this game at -196 while the Red Wings are coming in at +156. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3 - 0 victory against the Red Wings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Hurricanes played like an average offensive team in the win. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 43 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Carolina racked up 9 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 59 and the Corsi against was 31 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 65.6%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against was 22, which means they earned a rate of 68.1%. They won 29 face-off wins and were beaten on 22 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 64.9% and they had a PDO of 105.6 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Detroit Red Wings racked up 14 shots. They finished with 11 penalty mins and they had 2 power play opportunities.
In goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and racked up 2,321 minutes in goal for last season. Mrazek conceded an average of 2.69 GAA which put him at 13th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL. He surrendered 104 goals. He had a save % of .905 which put him at 22nd among East goalies. Carolina racked up a total of 217 goals which was 9th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential was +24, which was good for 8th in the NHL. The Hurricanes compiled a total of 81 pts, which was 13th in the NHL and 8th in the Eastern Conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they compiled a total of 2,261 which was 4th in the conference and 7th in the NHL. As a unit, Carolina currently had a total of 1,136 hits which had them averaging 16.7 per contest. They compiled a total of 640 blocks for the year.
In their loss to Carolina, Detroit earned a 34.4% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 31 and they gave up a Corsi of 59. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 31.9% by earning a Fenwick of 22 and the Hurricanes finishing with a 47 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Detroit had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 94.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 35.1%. The Red Wings scored 0 goals of the 14 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Hurricanes had 3 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Detroit gave way to 43 shots on goal and the Hurricanes earned a total of 9 minutes in the box.
In goal for Detroit is Thomas Greiss who had an average year by surrendering 2.74 goals against average and that had him 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 28th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,596 minutes he was on the ice last year, he surrendered 73 goals. He held a save % of .913, which put him at 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders. With regard to goal differential, they ranked 16th in the East and 31st in the league with -123. They compiled a total of 142 goals for the year which was 16th in the East. Detroit had a team save % of .886 which had them sitting 31st in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They had a team shooting percentage of 7.4% putting them at 16th in the East.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+156) and under 5.5 goals
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