Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+105) Predators (-125)
Bridgestone Arena is the venue where Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators will take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. The Hurricanes open this game at +105 while the Predators are coming in at -125. The total is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 loss to the Red Wings in their last game. The Hurricanes had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 31 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Carolina earned 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 34 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 49.7% and they had a PDO of 81.5 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Detroit Red Wings tallied a total of 21 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The man looking after the goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 28 years old and has been on the ice a total of 118 mins in goal for the year. Mrazek is surrendering an average of 1.53 goals per contest which has him ranking 4th among East goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he's allowed 3 goals. He's earned a save % of .912 which has him ranking 8th among East goalies. So far this year, they have scored a total of 5 goals which ranks 9th in the conference and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 13th in the league. The Hurricanes have compiled a total of 2 points, which ranks 15th in the league and 10th in the conference. With reference to shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 74 which ranks 3rd in the East and 5th in the league. As a group, Carolina has racked up a total of 47 hits which means they have an average of 23.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 14 blocks for the year.
The Predators went up against the Blue Jackets in a game where the Predators took home the victory by a final score of 5 - 2. Nashville went home with a 46.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 49 while they surrendered a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.2% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Blue Jackets having earned a 46 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and we'd say they played well overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 113.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 41.9%. The Predators netted 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to take advantage. Nashville conceded 44 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets earned a total of 6 penalty minutes.
In net for Nashville is Juuse Saros who is playing well this campaign by allowing only 1.50 goals per game and that has him 1st among Western Conference goalies and 4th in the NHL. In the 120 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 3 goals. His save % is .959, which has him ranking 1st among Western Conference goalies and 2nd in the NHL. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the Western Conference and 3rd in the NHL with +5. They currently have a total of 8 goals for the season which ranks them 3rd in the conference. Nashville has a team save percentage of .959 which is good for 3rd in the NHL, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.8% putting them at 4th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-125)
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