Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 2/20/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+112) Penguins (-134)
The Carolina Hurricanes (33-11-4) are on their way to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Pittsburgh Penguins (31-12-8). The line on this contest has the Hurricanes at +112 and the Penguins open at -134. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 win over the Predators their last time on the ice. The Hurricanes had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the matchup, they converted 5 out of the 30 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 2 goals. Carolina accumulated 10 penalty mins in this contest.
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In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 167 goals (8th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 115. For the season, they have recorded 70 points and their points percentage comes in at .729. Carolina has compiled 145 power play chances and they have tallied 36 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 24.83%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have surrendered 98 goals while earning 131 on offense. Carolina has taken 1,589 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Hurricanes have had 1,372 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .916. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 169 power play tries (2nd in professional hockey) and have racked up 17 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Frederik Andersen. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Andersen has 236 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .569. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 24,658 mins in the crease. Andersen has had 12,760 shots against him and has recorded 11,691 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,069 goals versus Andersen in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.60. He has accumulated an overall mark of 252-107-50 and got the start in 415 games. Andersen has been involved in 428 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh played the Maple Leafs in a game where the Penguins ended up taking the loss by a mark of 4-1. The Penguins recorded 1 goal out of the 46 shots on goal they took. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
The Penguins have earned 135 goals at even strength and 33 goals (11th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Pittsburgh has taken 1,777 shots (2nd in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.45%, while allowing the other team 1,539 shots. Over the course of the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 168 goals, 70 points, in addition to a points percentage of .686. They have a total of 154 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 21.43%. They have a penalty kill rate of 87.10% on their opponents 124 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.5%. They have allowed 131 goals to be scored by of a combination of 115 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Tristan Jarry defending the goal. Jarry has amassed a career mark of 84-38-13 and has participated in 141 contests. Jarry's quality start rate is 61.7% and he has 82 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has compiled 3,681 stops out of the 4,021 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has given up 340 goals altogether. He has started in 133 games and has been on the ice for 8,030 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-134)
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