Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 3/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-130) Predators (+110)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (13-6-1) head to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (10-11-0). The line on this contest has the Hurricanes priced at -130 and the Predators are at +110. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 34 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 38 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 47.2%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 40.0% and their PDO rating was 95.7 in this one. Carolina accumulated 6 minutes in the box in this game. The Hurricanes had a good offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 47.5%. They recorded 30 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the face-off. Additionally, they had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 2 goals. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 33 shots they tried.
Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 70 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. The Hurricanes have had 561 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .900. Carolina has attempted 638 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 42 goals while earning 47 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina has tallied 65 power play chances and they have added 18 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 27.69%. For the current campaign, they have scored 27 points and their points percentage is sitting at .675. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 65 goals (9th in pro hockey) so far this year and have given up 56.
The man protecting the net in this game is James Reimer. For his career, Reimer has accrued 172 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .504. His save percentage is at .913 for his 20,303 minutes in the crease. Reimer has had 10,913 shots against him and has gathered 9,964 saves. Opponents have scored 949 goals versus Reimer in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.80. He has accumulated a mark of 167-129-41 and he started in 341 games. Reimer has been involved in 375 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Nashville squared up with the Blue Jackets in a game where the Predators notched a win by a final of 3-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 100 and their percentage of oZS was 46.7%. They had 1 chance on the power play in this outing and netted 1 on that attempt. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.8% by earning a Fenwick of 42 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Predators tallied 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 53.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville played and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
The Predators have 35 goals at even strength and 13 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. Nashville has attempted 670 shots (8th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 7.16%, while allowing the other team 612 shots. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have earned 48 goals, 20 points, as well as a points percentage of .476. They have earned 72 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.06%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 72.86% on their opponents 70 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.5%. They have granted a total of 64 goals to be scored by way of 45 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Juuse Saros protecting the goal. He has racked up 3,457 saves out of the 3,772 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .916. Saros is the owner of a lifetime mark of 60-41-16 and has been in net for 131 games. He was named a starter in 115 games and his ice time sits at 7,267 mins. Saros' percentage of quality starts comes out to 58.3% and he has made 67 quality starts in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.60 goals per contest and he has allowed 315 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina (-130)
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