Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+300) Hurricanes (-400)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (27-9-4) play the Detroit Red Wings (14-23-6) at PNC Arena on Monday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -400 while the Red Wings are coming in at +300. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Red Wings came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-4 win against the Hurricanes in the last game they played. The Red Wings had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Detroit had 4 minutes in the box in this outing. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 43 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 63 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 40.6%. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 50, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.5%. They earned 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 42.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.9 in this one.
In the matter of scoring goals, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 95 goals (29th in the league) so far this season and have allowed 138. For the current campaign, they have scored 34 points and their points percentage comes in at .395. Detroit is sitting with 120 power play chances and they have added 14 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 11.67%. When at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 108 goals while notching 81 of their own. Detroit has taken 1,184 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.0%. The Red Wings have had 1,338 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 122 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Bernier. Bernier has played in 388 games during his NHL career. He has earned an overall mark of 160-155-38 and he started in 349 games. Opponents have racked up 982 goals versus Bernier in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.77. Bernier has had 11,197 shots taken against him and has garnered 10,215 saves. He has a save percentage of .912 during his 21,276 mins played. Throughout his time in hockey, Bernier has accrued 185 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .530.
In their loss to Detroit, Carolina had 2 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Hurricanes converted 4 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.7%. Carolina had a 59.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 59.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 50 and the Red Wings having a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
Over the course of the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 128 goals, 58 points, as well as a points percentage of .725. They have allowed 97 goals to be scored by of a combination of 76 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes have accumulated 93 goals at even strength and 35 goals (1st in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 120 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 29.17%. Carolina has put up 1,286 shots (4th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.95%, while allowing their opponents 1,131 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.46% on their opponents 127 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Petr Mrazek patrolling the crease. Mrazek holds a career record of 126-95-29 and has played in 270 games. Mrazek's quality start rate comes out to 51.8% and he has 127 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 6,686 saves out of the 7,340 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .911. His opposition is averaging 2.59 goals per contest and he has relinquished 654 goals in total. He has been a starter 245 games and has played for a total of 15,144 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+300)
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