Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Fox Sports Carolina
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+145) Hurricanes (-175)
James Reimer and the Carolina Hurricanes (9-3-0) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (7-5-4) at PNC Arena on Monday. The Blue Jackets open this contest at +145 while the Hurricanes are priced at -175. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Blue Jackets were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss against the Blackhawks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 31 shots they tried. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to net one. Columbus accounted for 7 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 41 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 47.7%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.0%. They totaled 17 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 28 attempts to gain puck control. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 61.3% and their PDO was 96.0 for this game.
The Blue Jackets have had 503 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. While at even strength, the Blue Jackets let the opposition score 24 goals while having 37 as an offensive unit. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 35 power play tries (27th in professional hockey) and have earned 8 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 18 points and their points percentage is sitting at .563. Columbus has taken 462 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.0%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 46 goals (10th in the NHL) so far this season and have conceded 52. Columbus has 42 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 16.67%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Joonas Korpisalo. For his professional hockey career, Korpisalo has tallied 63 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .496. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 7,766 mins on the ice. Korpisalo has had 3,944 shots taken against him and he has 3,576 saves. Opponents have scored 368 goals against Korpisalo in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.84. He has a record of 65-46-17 and he started in 127 games. Korpisalo has taken the ice for 138 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Carolina faced the Stars in a matchup where the Hurricanes ended up with the victory by a score of 4-3. Carolina went home with a 41.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.5% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Stars finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 104 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 42.0%. The Hurricanes had 4 goals of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play chances in this matchup and scored 1 out of those opportunities.
Over the course of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 40 goals, 18 points, and a points percentage of .750. They have granted a total of 33 goals to be scored by of a combination of 20 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes are sitting with 25 goals at even strength and 10 goals (14th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 41 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.39%. Carolina has taken 377 shots (21st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.61%, while allowing their opponents 318 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.55% on their opponents 44 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 10.6%.
Across the ice you are going to see James Reimer in net. Reimer holds a lifetime record of 164-127-41 and has played in 370 games. Reimer's quality start percentage is 50.9% and he has 171 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has compiled 9,826 stops out of 10,761 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has yielded 935 goals altogether. He has made the start in 336 contests and his ice time sits at 20,001 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-175) and under 6.5 goals
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