Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 5/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+165) Hurricanes (-190)
PNC Arena is the site where Petr Mrazek and the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) will take on the Nashville Predators (31-23-2) on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. The Hurricanes open this contest at -190 while the Predators are coming in at +165. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Predators came out of Game 4 feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-3 win against the Hurricanes. The Corsi for the Predators was 66 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 113 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 36.9%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 35.2% and their PDO was 102.4 in this game. Nashville accumulated 6 mins in the box for this matchup. The Predators had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 52 and the Fenwick against finished at 86, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 37.7%. They tallied 37 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 42 attempts to gain puck control. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they converted 4 of the 43 shots they put on net.
The Predators have had 1,753 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .912. When playing at even strength, the Predators have given up 112 goals while earning 123 as an offensive unit. Nashville Predators opponents have amassed 171 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have a total of 42 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have 64 points and their points percentage comes in at .571. Nashville has tried 1,679 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.0%. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 151 goals (22nd in pro hockey) on the year and have conceded 154. Nashville is sitting with 159 power play chances and they have tallied 28 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 17.61%.
The man in goal for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has played in 155 contests throughout his hockey career. He has an overall mark of 76-47-17 and he started in 139 games. The opposition has racked up 361 goals versus Saros in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.50. Saros has seen 4,532 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 4,171 saves. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 8,680 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his career, Saros has earned 84 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .604.
In their Game 4 loss, Carolina had a 63.1% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Carolina played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 62.3% with a Fenwick of 86 and the Predators ending the game with a 52 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 98 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 64.8%. The Hurricanes converted 3 goals of the 61 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal.
So far this year, the Carolina Hurricanes have 175 goals, 80 points, in addition to a points percentage of .714. They have permitted 134 goals to be scored by way of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes have scored 133 goals at even strength and 42 goals (3rd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 164 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.61%. Carolina has attempted 1,794 shots (5th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.75%, while allowing their opponents 1,581 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 85.23% on their oppositions 176 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 91.5%.
Across the ice you are going to see Petr Mrazek in net. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has surrendered 668 goals in total. Mrazek's quality start percentage sits at 52.0% and he has made 130 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 250 games and has played for a total of 15,448 mins. Mrazek has compiled a lifetime record of 128-96-31 and has played in 275 games. He has accrued 6,812 stops out of the 7,480 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-190)
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