Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-120) Wild (+100)
The Carolina Hurricanes (10-5-2) are traveling to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Minnesota Wild (7-8-2). The moneyline on this contest has Carolina at -120 while Minnesota is priced at +100. The over/under is set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss to the Avalanche their last time on the ice. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 2 of the 48 shots they launched. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Carolina had 8 penalty minutes in this outing.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 50 goals (22nd in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 46. For the current campaign, the have a total of 22 points and their points percentage is sitting at .647. Carolina has accumulated 66 power play chances and they have scored 10 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.15%. While playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 32 goals while having 40 themselves. Carolina has taken 621 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.1%. The Hurricanes thus far have had 437 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 62 power play opportunities (10th in hockey) and have earned 14 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Antti Raanta. For his professional hockey career, Raanta has 131 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .618. His save percentage currently is at .918 in his 12,682 mins on the ice. Raanta has had 6,354 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,834 total saves. The opposition has notched 520 goals against Raanta in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 111-72-26 and he was named the starter in 212 games. Raanta has played in 233 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Minnesota faced the Penguins in an outing where the Wild ended up taking the loss by a final score of 6-4. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but didn't score a goal. The Wild earned 4 goals of the 23 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the season, the Minnesota Wild have earned a total of 46 goals, 16 points, and a points percentage of .471. They have allowed 52 goals to be scored by way of 40 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. The Wild are sitting with 34 goals at even strength and 12 goals (19th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 58 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.69%. Minnesota has attempted 531 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 8.66%, while allowing their opponents 525 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.66% on the other teams 59 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Filip Gustavsson protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 3.13 goals per contest and he has conceded 97 goals overall. Gustavsson's quality start rate sits at 57.1% and he has 16 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 28 games and his ice time sits at 1,857 mins. Gustavsson has amassed a career mark of 11-17-4 and has participated in 33 contests. He has gathered 913 stops out of 1,010 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .904.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (+100)
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