Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 3/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-218) Red Wings (+195)
Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (8-16-4) host the Carolina Hurricanes (19-6-1) at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -218 while the Red Wings are priced at +195. The O/U opens at 6.
The Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 victory over the Predators in their last game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 36 and the Corsi against was 56 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 39.1%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 54.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.3 in this one. Carolina tallied 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. They accumulated 30 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to win the puck. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and notched 3 goals. For the game, they converted 5 of the 26 shots they tried.
The Hurricanes have had 759 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 51 goals while scoring 61 on offense. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have amassed 91 power play opportunities (7th in professional hockey) and have come away with 16 goals in those chances. For the season, they have accumulated 39 points and their points percentage comes in at .750. Carolina has taken 816 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.9%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 89 goals (4th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 67. Carolina has accounted for 87 power play chances and they have added 28 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 32.18%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is James Reimer. During his career on the ice, Reimer has accrued 175 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .509. His save percentage is .913 in his 20,483 minutes in the crease. Reimer has had 11,007 shot attempts against him and has amassed 10,053 total saves. The opposition has racked up 954 goals against Reimer in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.79. He has amassed an overall record of 170-129-41 and he was named the starter in 344 games. Reimer has taken the ice for 378 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Detroit went up against the Lightning in a matchup where the Red Wings ended up with the victory by a tally of 6-4. Detroit went home with a 27.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Detroit played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate came in at 29.7% with a Fenwick of 19 and the Lightning having a 45 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 126 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 8.1%. The Red Wings netted 6 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
The Red Wings have tallied 54 goals at even strength and 9 goals (28th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Detroit has attempted 785 shots (15th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.03%, while allowing their opponents 870 shots. So far this season, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 63 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .357. They have a total of 82 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 10.98%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 70.73% on the other teams 82 power play chances, and their save percentage is 89.1%. They have permitted 95 goals to be scored by way of 71 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Jonathan Bernier defending the goal. Bernier has compiled a career record of 159-153-38 and has been in goal for 384 games. Bernier's quality start rate is 52.8% and he has qualified for 182 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accrued 10,103 saves out of the 11,074 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.77 goals per game and he has relinquished 971 goals altogether. He has made the start in 345 games and has played 21,062 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+195)
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