Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+275) Hurricanes (-350)
The Carolina Hurricanes (48-18-8) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (28-35-10) at PNC Arena on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Red Wings at +275 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -350. The over/under is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 loss to the Senators in their last outing. Detroit garnered 8 penalty mins for this game. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the loss. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. For the outing, they netted 1 of the 25 shots they launched.
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The Red Wings have had 2,457 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .886. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 226 goals while getting 171 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit Red Wings opponents have 203 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have earned 53 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have earned 66 points and their points percentage sits at .452. Detroit has taken 2,173 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 207 goals (22nd in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 279. Detroit has accounted for 208 power play opportunities and they have scored 36 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 17.31%.
The man in goal for this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Opponents have racked up 219 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.85. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 82 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .909 for his 4,611 mins played. He has earned a mark of 35-28-13 and he has started in 74 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Nedeljkovic has earned 42 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .568. Nedeljkovic has seen 2,404 shot attempts against him and has recorded 2,185 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Carolina played the Rangers in a game where the Hurricanes earned a win by a final of 4-2. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Hurricanes earned 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
For the year, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched a total of 246 goals, 104 points, and a points percentage of .703. They have granted a total of 175 goals to be scored by way of 146 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have 198 goals at even strength and 48 goals (12th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 212 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 22.64%. Carolina has put up 2,487 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.89%, while allowing the other team 2,094 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.54% on their opponents 253 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.6%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Frederik Andersen protecting the goal. He has tallied 12,068 saves out of 13,169 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916. Andersen holds a career mark of 261-113-51 and has been in net for 444 contests. He has started in 431 contests and has been on the ice for 25,614 mins. Andersen's rate of quality starts sits at 57.3% and he has 247 quality starts in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.58 goals/game and he has relinquished 1,101 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+275)
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