Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 10/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+144) Predators (-160)
Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes go to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators. The Predators open this game at -160 while the Hurricanes are priced at +144. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win over the Islanders in their last game. Their offensive zone starts sat at 65.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.4 for this game. They accounted for 33 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.4%. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 62 and the Corsi against was at 46 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 57.4%. Carolina had 10 penalty mins in this game. They also had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 2 goals. The Hurricanes had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. In the game, they scored on 6 of the 41 shots they looked to score on.
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Carolina Hurricanes opposition had 176 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and came away with 26 goals in those chances. The Hurricanes had 1,581 shots tried against them and held a save percentage of .915. Carolina attempted 1,794 shots and had a shooting percentage of 9.8%. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes conceded 108 goals while earning 133. Carolina accounted for 164 power play chances and notched 42 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 25.61%. For the prior campaign, they recorded 80 points and their points percentage finished at .714. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes earned 175 goals (11th in the league) over the course of last season and allowed 134.
The man in net for this game is Frederik Andersen. Andersen has played in 394 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 227-100-48 and was named the starter in 382 games. Opponents have notched 1,000 goals against Andersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.65. Andersen has had 11,799 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 10,799 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 22,658 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, Andersen has 217 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .568.
In their last outing, Nashville played the Kraken in a game where the Predators ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-3. Nashville earned a 52.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Nashville played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one. Their Fenwick rate was 52.7% by compiling a Fenwick of 29 and the Kraken having notched a 26 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 54.5%. The Predators tallied 3 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup and tallied 1 goal out of those opportunities.
On the campaign, the Nashville Predators earned 151 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .571. They permitted 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 112 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. The Predators accumulated 123 goals at even strength and 28 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They earned 159 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.61%. Nashville took 1,679 shots (14th in pro hockey) and accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the other team 1,753 shots. They recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.58% on the other team's 172 power play opportunities, and their save percentage was 91.2%.
For the opposition you will find Juuse Saros between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 364 goals altogether. Saros' quality start percentage is 60.0% and he has 84 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 140 games and has racked up 8,739 minutes. Saros is the owner of a career mark of 76-48-17 and has been in net for 156 games. He has accounted for 4,193 stops out of 4,557 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (+144)
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