Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-275) Devils (+225)
The New Jersey Devils (27-43-7) are welcoming the Carolina Hurricanes (50-20-8) at Prudential Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Hurricanes at -275 and the Devils are priced at +225. The total comes in at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win against the Jets in their last contest. Carolina recorded 12 penalty minutes in this game. The Hurricanes played really well in this victory. Additionally, they had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 4 of the 46 shots they attempted.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 259 goals (9th in the league) on the year and have given up 190. For the current campaign, they have 108 points and their points percentage is .692. Carolina comes into the game with 224 power play chances and they have tallied 50 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 22.32%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed the opponent to score 159 goals while scoring 209 on offense. Carolina has attempted 2,663 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Hurricanes have had 2,201 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 265 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Antti Raanta. Throughout his time in hockey, Raanta has 127 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .626. He has a save percentage of .919 during his 12,163 minutes guarding the cage. Raanta has seen 6,123 shot attempts against him and has accrued 5,625 total saves. Opponents have tallied 498 goals versus Raanta in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. He has accumulated a record of 107-70-24 and was named the starter in 203 games. Raanta has taken the ice for 224 contests over the course of his NHL career.
When they took the ice last, New Jersey went up against the Sabres in an outing where the Devils ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5-2. The Devils recorded 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
The Devils have earned 199 goals at even strength and 34 goals (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. New Jersey has attempted 2,432 shots (14th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.58%, while allowing the opposition 2,382 shots. So far this season, the New Jersey Devils have notched a total of 233 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .396. They have earned 215 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.81%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.90% on their oppositions 199 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 88.2%. They have allowed 280 goals to be scored by of a combination of 240 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are going to see Andrew Hammond protecting the net. Hammond has accrued a lifetime mark of 31-18-7 and has played in 65 contests. Hammond's rate of quality starts is 63.2% and he has made 36 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has recorded 1,661 stops out of the 1,811 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .917. Opponents are averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has surrendered 150 goals overall. He has been a starter 57 contests and has been on the ice for 3,573 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New Jersey (+225)
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