Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 1/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-106) Predators (-116)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes travel to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators. The Predators open this contest at -116 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -106. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Hurricanes will need a bounce back game after taking a 4 - 2 defeat against the Red Wings in their previous contest. The Hurricanes could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In the game, they finished 2 of the 31 shots they tried. They also had 5 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Carolina ended up with a total of 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 46 and the Corsi against at even strength was 34 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 while the Fenwick against was 29, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 54.7%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 49.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 81.5 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Detroit Red Wings earned a total of 21 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The man looking after the goal for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 28 years old and has totaled 118 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Mrazek is giving up 1.53 GAA which places him at 4th among East goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's surrendered 3 goals. He holds a save % of .912 which places him at 9th among East goalies. During the year thus far, the Hurricanes have racked up a total of 5 goals which puts them at 10th in the conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 15th in the league. The Hurricanes have earned a total of 2 pts, which puts them at 18th in the league and 12th in the conference. in respect to shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 74 which puts them at 4th in the conference and 8th in the league. As a group, Carolina has obtained a total of 47 hits which means they have an average of 23.5 per contest. They have earned a total of 14 blocks for this year.
The Predators squared up with the Blue Jackets in a game where the Predators notched a win by a final of 5 - 2. Nashville earned a 46.7% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 49 and they gave up a Corsi of 56. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.2% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Blue Jackets having a 46 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 113.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 41.9%. The Predators notched 5 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Nashville allowed 44 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with a total of 6 penalty minutes.
In net for Nashville is Juuse Saros who is having a solid season by allowing only 1.50 goals against average and that places him 1st among West goaltenders and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 120 mins he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 3 goals. His save % is .959, which has him placed 1st among West goaltenders and 2nd among goalies in the NHL. When talking about goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the West and 3rd in the NHL with +5. They have earned a total of 8 goals for this season which is 4th in the conference. Nashville has a team save percentage of .959 which has them 1st in the NHL, which means they are a tough team to score against. They are shooting 11.8% putting them at 3rd in the West.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-106)
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