Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 3/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+145) Hurricanes (-175)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (11-14-0) go to PNC Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Carolina Hurricanes (17-6-1). The odds on this matchup have the Predators priced at +145 and the Hurricanes are at -175. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Stars their last time on the ice. The Predators had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. For the game, they scored on 4 out of the 20 shots they launched. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 2 goals. Nashville accumulated 17 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 31 and the Corsi against was 52 which means they had a Corsi rate of 37.3%. Their Fenwick came in at 20 and the Fenwick against finished at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 33.9%. They totaled 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 27.4% and they had a PDO of 100.5 for this one.
In reference to their scoring, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 59 goals (25th in pro hockey) this season and have given up 82. For the current campaign, they have recorded 22 points and their points percentage comes in at .440. Nashville skates onto the rink with 84 power play chances and they have notched 17 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 20.24%. At even strength, the Predators have given up 57 goals while notching 42 of their own. Nashville has taken 793 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 7.4%. The Predators have had 748 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .890. Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 84 power play opportunities (7th in pro hockey) and have racked up 25 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Pekka Rinne. Rinne has been involved in 675 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 365-210-74 and he has gotten the start in 658 games. The opposition has been able to score 1,577 goals versus Rinne in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.43. Rinne has seen 18,979 shots against him and has gathered 17,402 total saves. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 38,943 minutes guarding the cage. In his career, Rinne has recorded 376 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571.
When they took the ice last, Carolina faced the Panthers in a game where the Hurricanes got the victory by a tally of 4-2. Their PDO was 97 and their oZS percentage was 43.3%. They had 5 power play attempts in this one and converted 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.4% by compiling a Fenwick of 35 and the Panthers having earned a 26 Fenwick. The Hurricanes notched 4 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. Carolina earned a 57.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina played and it was a good performance overall.
The Hurricanes have 58 goals at even strength and 23 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has attempted 755 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.73%, while allowing their opponents 703 shots. On the campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 81 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .729. They have a total of 78 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 29.49%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 81.18% on their opponents 85 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.9%. They have allowed 64 goals to be scored by of a combination of 48 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see James Reimer between the pipes. Reimer has compiled a career record of 169-129-41 and has participated in 377 games. Reimer's percentage of quality starts comes out to 50.7% and he has 174 quality starts in his professional career. He has compiled 10,021 stops out of 10,974 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. Teams are averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has surrendered 953 goals altogether. He has been a starter 343 games and has racked up 20,423 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+145)
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