Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 5/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-164) Predators (+132)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (31-23-2) play the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday in Game 6 of their series. Carolina leads the series 3-2. The Predators open this contest at +132 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -164. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Hurricanes will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Predators in Game 5. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 64.1% and their PDO was 97.9 for this matchup. They accounted for 39 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick Against sat at 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.4%. The Corsi for the Hurricanes was 60 and the Corsi against was at 43 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 58.3%. Carolina compiled 8 mins in the box in this matchup. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and netted 1 goal. The Hurricanes had an average offensive output in the win. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 37 shots they looked to score on.
The Hurricanes have had 1,581 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .915. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have given up 108 goals while notching 133 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 176 power play opportunities (6th in professional hockey) and have earned 26 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have tallied 80 points and their points percentage is sitting at .714. Carolina has tried 1,794 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. Pertaining to scoring goals, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 175 goals (11th in the league) for the season and have given up 134. Carolina has tallied 164 power play chances and they have added 42 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 25.61%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Alex Nedeljkovic. In his career, Nedeljkovic has accounted for 17 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .630. His save percentage is .928 during his 1,698 minutes played. Nedeljkovic has seen 788 shots taken against him and he has 731 saves. Opponents have tallied 57 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.01. He has compiled a mark of 17-7-4 and got the start in 27 games. Nedeljkovic has been involved in 29 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their Game 5 loss, the Predators PDO was 102 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 35.9%. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 41.6% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Hurricanes having a 45 Fenwick at even strength. The Predators earned 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 41.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Predators have racked up 123 goals at even strength and 28 goals (23rd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Nashville has tried 1,679 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.99%, while allowing their opponents 1,753 shots. During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have 151 goals, 64 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have recorded 159 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.61%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.44% on their opponents 171 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have granted a total of 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 112 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are likely to see Juuse Saros in net. He has recorded 4,171 stops out of the 4,532 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .920. Saros has accumulated a career mark of 76-47-17 and has played in 155 games. He was named a starter in 139 games and has played 8,680 minutes. Saros' quality start percentage sits at 60.4% and he has qualified for 84 quality starts in his pro hockey career. The opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has conceded 361 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+132)
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