Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/29/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+305) Hurricanes (-365)
PNC Arena is the venue where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (32-10-7) will play the Detroit Red Wings (17-25-9) on Thursday. The Hurricanes open this matchup at -365 while the Red Wings are priced at +305. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Red Wings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 1-0 loss against the Blue Jackets in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 54.2% and they had a PDO of 100.0 for this one. They totaled 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 46 and the Fenwick Against sat at 48, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.9%. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 64 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 44.8%. Detroit accounted for 4 penalty minutes for this game. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to net one. The Red Wings offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. For the outing, they weren't able to convert any of the 41 shots they attempted.
The Red Wings have had 1,619 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 123 goals while earning 99 as an offensive unit. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 145 power play opportunities (16th in professional hockey) and have a total of 33 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have earned 43 points and their points percentage is .422. Detroit has taken 1,400 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.1%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 114 goals (29th in the league) this year and have given up 156. Detroit skates onto the rink with 138 power play chances and they have scored 15 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 10.87%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Bernier. Opponents have scored 992 goals against Bernier in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.77. Bernier has participated in 392 games throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .912 for his 21,479 mins between the pipes. He has earned a record of 161-157-39 and he was named the starter in 353 games. During his career on the ice, Bernier is sitting with 187 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .530. Bernier has seen 11,325 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,333 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Carolina opposed the Stars in a matchup where the Hurricanes took home the win by a score of 5-1. They had 3 power play chances in this one and notched 2 out of those opportunities. The Hurricanes converted 5 goals of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 108 and they had an oZS percentage of 53.8%. Carolina had a 51.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick rate was 50.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 34 and the Stars having notched a 33 Fenwick.
Carolina has tried 1,574 shots (3rd in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.97%, while allowing the opposition 1,401 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 84.28% on their opponents 159 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.6%. They have a tally of 148 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 27.70%. The Hurricanes have accumulated 116 goals at even strength and 41 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 117 goals to be scored by way of 92 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Carolina Hurricanes have 157 goals, 71 points, as well as a points percentage of .724.
Across the ice you will find Petr Mrazek between the pipes. Mrazek is sitting with a career record of 127-95-30 and has played in 272 games. Mrazek's quality start percentage comes in at 52.2% and he has made 129 quality starts in his career. He has accounted for 6,738 stops out of 7,396 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .911. His opposition is averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has allowed 658 goals overall. He was named a starter in 247 games and has played for a total of 15,266 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-365)
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