Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 10/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+175) Hurricanes (-210)
PNC Arena is where the Carolina Hurricanes will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Columbus at +175 and Carolina is at -210. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a good night with a 5-2 victory against the Lightning in their last contest of the 2021-22 season. Columbus accounted for 16 penalty mins in this contest. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive outing in this win. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 5 out of the 35 shots they put on goal.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opposition had 238 power play opportunities (12th in pro hockey) and tallied 51 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets had 2,887 shots attempted against them and held a save percentage of .897. Columbus tried 2,463 shots and had a shooting percentage of 10.5%. While at even strength, the Blue Jackets surrendered 246 goals while scoring 217. Columbus finished with 220 power play chances and notched 41 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.64%. For last year, the had a total of 81 points and their points % was .494. When discussing scoring goals, the Columbus Blue Jackets notched 258 goals (14th in pro hockey) during the previous year and gave up 297.
The man in goal for this game is Elvis Merzlikins. The opposition has been able to score 318 goals versus Merzlikins in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.88. Merzlikins has taken the ice for 120 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .913 during his 6,632 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled an overall mark of 48-44-20 and he was named the starter in 110 games. Over the course of his pro career, Merzlikins has recorded 58 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .527. Merzlikins has had 3,664 shots against him and he has 3,346 saves.
In their last game of last year, Carolina played the Rangers in a game where the Hurricanes took a loss by a score of 6-2. They had 4 chances on the power play in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities. The Hurricanes scored 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they attempted.
Last season, the Carolina Hurricanes finished the season with 277 goals, 116 points, as well as a points percentage of .707. They allowed 200 goals to be scored by way of 167 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Hurricanes finished with 226 goals at even strength and 51 goals (14th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They had 232 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 21.98%. Carolina has tried 2,798 shots (9th in the NHL) and earned a shooting percentage of 9.90%, while allowing the opposition 2,310 shots. They earned a penalty kill rate of 88.04% on their opponent's 276 tries on the power play, and their save percentage was 91.3%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Frederik Andersen defending the goal. Andersen is the owner of a lifetime record of 261-114-51 and has played in 445 games. Andersen's quality start percentage comes out to 57.2% and he has qualified for 247 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 12,094 stops out of the 13,202 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.59 goals/game and he has given up 1,108 goals altogether. He has been a starter 432 contests and has played for a total of 25,669 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (-210)
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