Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+150) Hurricanes (-170)
Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (28-10-4) play the Nashville Predators (24-20-1) at PNC Arena on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Predators coming in at +150 and the Hurricanes are at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Predators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 defeat to the Hurricanes in their last game. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 49.6% and they had a PDO of 87.0 in this one. They amassed 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 30 and the Fenwick against finished at 26, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.6%. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 41 and the Corsi against was 33 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.4%. Nashville earned 12 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Predators had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they finished 1 of the 20 shots they looked to score on.
The Predators have had 1,379 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .908. While at even strength, the Predators let the opposition score 91 goals while getting 90 of their own. Nashville Predators opponents have 141 power play tries (2nd in the NHL) and have notched 36 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 49 points and their points % is .544. Nashville has tried 1,335 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.6%. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have notched 115 goals (20th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 127. Nashville has accumulated 130 power play chances and they have notched 25 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 19.23%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Juuse Saros. The opposition has notched 337 goals versus Saros in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.50. Saros has played in 145 contests throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 8,075 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall record of 70-44-16 and was named the starter in 129 games. For his professional hockey career, Saros has 78 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .605. Saros has seen 4,190 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 3,853 saves.
In their win over Nashville, Carolina earned a 44.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Carolina had and they played a solid game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 46.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Predators earning a 30 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 113 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.4%. The Hurricanes netted 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this contest and earned 1 out of those attempts.
The Hurricanes have accumulated 97 goals at even strength and 36 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has tried 1,353 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.83%, while allowing the opposition 1,181 shots. During this campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 133 goals, 60 points, and a points percentage of .714. They have a total of 127 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 28.35%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 83.82% on their oppositions 136 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.4%. They have permitted 101 goals to be scored by way of 79 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Petr Mrazek in net. Mrazek has compiled a career record of 127-95-29 and has participated in 271 contests. Mrazek's percentage of quality starts is 52.0% and he has qualified for 128 quality starts in his career. He has racked up 6,705 stops out of the 7,360 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .911. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has relinquished 655 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 246 games and has racked up 15,203 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-170)
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