Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 2/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-105) Wild (-115)
The Carolina Hurricanes (32-10-3) are en route to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Minnesota Wild (28-11-3). The odds on this game have Carolina at -105 and Minnesota is sitting at -115. The over/under is set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-0 win against the Bruins in their previous contest. The Hurricanes had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they converted 6 out of the 43 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals. Carolina tallied 15 penalty mins in this outing.
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In reference to scoring goals, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 158 goals (4th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 106. For the year, the have a total of 67 points and their points % is .744. Carolina comes into tonight with 133 power play chances and they have scored 33 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 24.81%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 89 goals while having 125 on offense. Carolina has attempted 1,502 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Hurricanes have had 1,283 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .917. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have tallied 159 power play opportunities (2nd in the league) and have earned 17 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Frederik Andersen. During his career on the ice, Andersen has accrued 236 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .573. His save percentage currently is at .916 in his 24,480 mins played. Andersen has had 12,671 shot attempts against him and has accrued 11,611 saves. Opponents have scored 1,060 goals against Andersen in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.60. He has compiled an overall record of 251-106-49 and he started in 412 games. Andersen has participated in 425 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, Minnesota faced the Jets in a matchup where the Wild went home in defeat by a score of 2-0. The Wild netted 0 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Wild have racked up 132 goals at even strength and 25 goals (18th in the league) while on the power play. Minnesota has attempted 1,383 shots (20th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.35%, while allowing the other team 1,361 shots. On the campaign, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 157 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .702. They have a total of 130 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.23%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.14% on the other teams 141 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have granted a total of 119 goals to be scored by way of 91 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Cam Talbot defending the goal. Teams are averaging 2.62 goals/game and he has allowed 937 goals overall. Talbot's percentage of quality starts sits at 53.3% and he has 192 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He was named a starter in 360 contests and his ice time sits at 21,435 mins. Talbot has earned a career record of 187-138-31 and has played in 374 contests. He has compiled 10,100 stops out of the 11,037 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .915.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (-115)
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