New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 4/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+275) Hurricanes (-350)
The Carolina Hurricanes (53-20-8) are hosting the New Jersey Devils (27-44-9) at PNC Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Devils at +275 while the Hurricanes are coming in at -350. The betting total comes in at 6.
The New Jersey Devils will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 loss against the Senators in their last outing. New Jersey accounted for 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Devils had a good offensive output in this defeat. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of them. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 41 shots they put on goal.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have accounted for 239 goals (19th in the league) so far this year and have given up 291. For the season, they have recorded 63 points and their points percentage sits at .394. New Jersey has 222 power play opportunities and they have added 35 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 15.77%. While at even strength, the Devils have given up 249 goals while earning 204 of their own. New Jersey has tried 2,509 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. The Devils have had 2,469 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .882. New Jersey Devils opponents have tallied 207 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have come away with 42 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jon Gillies. For his career, Gillies is sitting with 12 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .480. His save percentage currently is at .892 during his 1,658 minutes between the pipes. Gillies has had 852 shots against him and has amassed 760 total saves. The opposition has notched 92 goals against Gillies in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 3.33. He has amassed an overall mark of 7-15-3 and he has gotten the start in 25 games. Gillies has participated in 31 matchups over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Carolina played the Rangers in an outing where the Hurricanes got the victory by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 chances on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Hurricanes recorded 4 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
The Hurricanes are sitting with 220 goals at even strength and 51 goals (12th in professional hockey) while on the power play. Carolina has tried 2,762 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.81%, while allowing the opposition 2,280 shots. For the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 271 goals, 114 points, in addition to a points percentage of .704. They have earned 229 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.27%. They have a penalty kill rate of 87.96% on their oppositions 274 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.4%. They have granted a total of 197 goals to be scored by of a combination of 164 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Antti Raanta in goal. Raanta has compiled a lifetime record of 107-70-24 and has participated in 225 games. Raanta's rate of quality starts sits at 62.7% and he has earned 128 quality starts in his pro career. He has a tally of 5,642 saves out of 6,141 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .919. Teams are averaging 2.45 goals/game and he has conceded 499 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 204 contests and has racked up 12,196 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (+275)
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