Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 1/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+230) Hurricanes (-285)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (16-17-1) are hitting the road to PNC Arena on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Carolina Hurricanes (24-7-2). The odds on this game have the Blue Jackets at +230 and the Hurricanes are coming in at -285. The betting total is set at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will look for better times on the ice after their 4-2 defeat to the Blackhawks in their last game. Columbus recorded 4 penalty minutes in this game. In addition, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 2 out of the 26 shots they put on goal.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have 95 power play tries (26th in pro hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those attempts. The Blue Jackets have had 1,170 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .897. Columbus has attempted 996 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. When playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have allowed the opponent to score 100 goals while scoring 91 on offense. Columbus has accumulated 88 power play opportunities and they have scored 14 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 15.91%. For the year, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage sits at .485. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have notched 105 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 121.
The man protecting the net in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. The opposition has notched 475 goals versus Korpisalo in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.97. Korpisalo has played in 173 contests during his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .903 in his 9,605 minutes on the ice. He has earned a record of 73-63-21 and he was named the starter in 158 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Korpisalo has compiled 74 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .468. Korpisalo has seen 4,915 shot attempts taken against him and he has 4,440 saves.
When they were on the ice last, Carolina went up against the Panthers in a game where the Hurricanes took the loss by a mark of 4-3. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this one and recorded 1 goal out of those tries. The Hurricanes earned 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 115 goals, 50 points, as well as a points percentage of .758. They have allowed 73 goals to be scored by way of 61 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have scored 90 goals at even strength and 25 goals (7th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 104 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.04%. Carolina has taken 1,107 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 906 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 90.00% on their oppositions 120 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Frederik Andersen patrolling the crease. He has recorded 11,350 stops out of 12,391 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .916. Andersen has earned a career record of 244-105-48 and has participated in 416 contests. He has started in 403 contests and has been on the ice for 23,943 minutes. Andersen's rate of quality starts sits at 57.3% and he has 231 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.61 goals per game and he has allowed 1,041 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Carolina (-285) and under 5.5 goals
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