Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (31-23-2).
The Hurricanes had a good night with a 3-0 victory against the Predators in the last game they played. The Hurricanes had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 3 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Carolina garnered 10 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 40 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 48.8%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 50.8%. They had a tally of 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to win the puck. Their offensive zone starts sat at 43.4% and they had a PDO of 109.1 for this matchup.
In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have accumulated 175 goals (11th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 134. For the current campaign, they have recorded 80 points and their points percentage is .714. Carolina has accumulated 164 power play chances and they have notched 42 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.61%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 108 goals while earning 133 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina has tried 1,794 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Hurricanes have had 1,581 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have amassed 176 power play tries (6th in pro hockey) and have notched 26 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Petr Mrazek. Mrazek has participated in 275 games during his hockey career. He has amassed a record of 128-96-31 and got the start in 250 games. Opponents have been able to score 668 goals versus Mrazek in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.59. Mrazek has seen 7,480 shots against him and he has 6,812 total saves. His save percentage sits at .911 in his 15,448 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Mrazek has accrued 130 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .520.
In their last outing, Nashville faced off against the Hurricanes in an outing where the Predators took a loss by a final score of 3-0. Nashville had a 51.2% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.2% by accumulating a Fenwick of 31 and the Hurricanes having racked up a 32 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 91 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 56.6%. The Predators scored 0 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 7 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to notch a goal.
Nashville has put up 1,679 shots (14th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the opposition 1,753 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.44% on the other teams 171 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have a total of 159 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 17.61%. The Predators are sitting with 123 goals at even strength and 28 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 154 goals to be scored by way of 112 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 151 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .571.
For the opposition you are expected to see Juuse Saros in the crease. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 361 goals in total. Saros' quality start percentage comes out to 60.4% and he has accumulated 84 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 139 games and has been on the ice for 8,680 mins. Saros is sitting with a lifetime record of 76-47-17 and has participated in 155 games. He has a tally of 4,171 saves out of 4,532 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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