Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (29-23-2) play the Carolina Hurricanes (36-10-8) at Bridgestone Arena on Monday.
The Hurricanes will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 loss against the Blackhawks in their previous game. The Hurricanes could have played much better offensively in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 1 out of the 37 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't get a goal. Carolina recorded 2 minutes in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Hurricanes came in at 66 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 56.4%. Their Fenwick was 50 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 56.8%. They garnered 33 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to take control of the puck. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 60.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 92.3 in this one.
When it comes to their scoring, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 174 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 126. For the current campaign, they have racked up 80 points and their points percentage is .741. Carolina comes into tonight with 159 power play chances and they have added 42 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 26.42%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 101 goals while having 132 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina has taken 1,742 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.0%. The Hurricanes have had 1,524 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .917. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 169 power play opportunities (4th in pro hockey) and have tallied 25 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Petr Mrazek. Over the course of his pro career, Mrazek has tallied 130 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .522. His save percentage is .911 during his 15,388 mins on the ice. Mrazek has seen 7,453 shots taken against him and has accrued 6,790 saves. Opponents have tallied 663 goals versus Mrazek in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.59. He has a win-loss record of 128-95-31 and he has started in 249 games. Mrazek has participated in 274 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they took the ice last, Nashville faced off against the Blue Jackets in an outing where the Predators took the defeat by a score of 4-2. Nashville earned a 58.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Nashville had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick percentage was 58.1% by notching a Fenwick of 43 and the Blue Jackets ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 93 and their percentage of oZS was 67.7%. The Predators converted 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net.
Nashville has tried 1,622 shots (9th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 8.82%, while allowing their opponents 1,701 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 74.70% on the other teams 166 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.0%. They have earned 152 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.76%. The Predators have earned 116 goals at even strength and 27 goals (23rd in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 153 goals to be scored by of a combination of 111 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 143 goals, 60 points, as well as a points percentage of .556.
Across the ice you are going to see Juuse Saros protecting the goal. Saros has earned a career record of 75-47-17 and has participated in 154 games. Saros' quality start rate sits at 60.1% and he has 83 quality starting assignments in his career. He has racked up 4,150 stops out of the 4,510 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .920. The opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has yielded 360 goals altogether. He has started in 138 games and his ice time sits at 8,620 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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