Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+157) Hurricanes (-174)
PNC Arena is the venue where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (27-10-4) will take on the Nashville Predators (24-19-1) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Predators priced at +157 and the Hurricanes are at -174. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Predators were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-2 win against the Lightning their last time on the ice. Their offensive zone starts sat at 27.3% and their PDO was 126.3 in this game. They had 34 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 12 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 26, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 54.4%. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 33 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 44.0%. Nashville amassed 8 penalty minutes in this outing. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. The Predators had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 7 out of the 22 shots they launched.
Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 138 power play tries (2nd in professional hockey) and have earned 35 goals in those chances. The Predators have had 1,350 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .909. Nashville has tried 1,315 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.7%. At even strength, the Predators have surrendered 88 goals while getting 89 on offense. Nashville has accounted for 126 power play opportunities and they have tallied 25 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.84%. For the current season, they have earned 49 points and their points percentage is .557. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have accounted for 114 goals (18th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have surrendered 123.
The man in goal for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 144 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 70-43-16 and was named the starter in 128 games. Opponents have been able to score 333 goals versus Saros in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.49. Saros has seen 4,161 shots taken against him and has garnered 3,828 total saves. His save percentage sits at .920 during his 8,016 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Saros has accrued 78 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .609.
In their last contest, Carolina played the Red Wings in a game where the Hurricanes ended up losing by a mark of 3-1. Their PDO was 96 and their percentage of oZS was 52.7%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 59.0% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Red Wings finishing with a 32 Fenwick. The Hurricanes converted 1 goal out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. Carolina had a 63.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
Carolina has attempted 1,324 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.74%, while allowing their opponents 1,161 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on the other teams 132 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.4%. They have a total of 124 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 28.23%. The Hurricanes are sitting with 94 goals at even strength and 35 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 100 goals to be scored by of a combination of 78 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have 129 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .707.
On the other side of the ice you will find Petr Mrazek between the pipes. Mrazek has accrued a lifetime mark of 126-95-29 and has been in net for 270 contests. Mrazek's quality start percentage is 51.8% and he has made 127 quality starts in his professional career. He has recorded 6,686 saves out of the 7,340 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals per game and he has allowed 654 goals overall. He has made the start in 245 games and has been on the ice for 15,144 minutes.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-174) and under 5.5 goals
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