Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 1/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-330) Blue Jackets (+265)
Nationwide Arena is the site where the Columbus Blue Jackets (12-26-2) will go up against the Carolina Hurricanes (25-9-7) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has Carolina at -330 while Columbus is opening at +265. The total is 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a rough game after their 5-3 loss against the Devils in the last game they played. Carolina accumulated 8 mins in the box in this outing. The Hurricanes offense showed they have some room for improvement in this loss. They also had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. For the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 28 shots they attempted.
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At even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 83 goals while getting 99 themselves. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have 145 power play opportunities (8th in the NHL) and have scored 29 goals in those chances. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 127 goals (21st in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 112. Carolina has taken 1,462 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. For the current season, they have scored 57 points and their points percentage is .695. The Hurricanes have seen 1,068 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Carolina has tallied 145 power play chances and they have added 28 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 19.31%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Pyotr Kochetkov. The opposition has been able to score 46 goals against Kochetkov in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.32. Kochetkov has taken the ice for 21 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .913 in his 1,190 minutes in the crease. He has amassed a win-loss record of 13-4-4 and he was named the starter in 19 games. Over the course of his career, Kochetkov has accrued 11 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .579. Kochetkov has seen 526 shot attempts against him and has recorded 480 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Columbus faced the Lightning in a game where the Blue Jackets ended up losing by a score of 6-3. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Blue Jackets converted 3 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they took.
On the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have 102 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .325. They have allowed 157 goals to be scored by way of 124 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blue Jackets have 85 goals at even strength and 17 goals (32nd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 107 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 15.89%. Columbus has attempted 1,158 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.81%, while allowing the opposition 1,415 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their oppositions 132 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 88.9%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Joonas Korpisalo in net. His opponents are averaging 3.05 goals per game and he has yielded 553 goals in total. Korpisalo's rate of quality starts comes out to 47.5% and he has earned 85 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 179 contests and his ice time sits at 10,895 mins. Korpisalo has amassed a lifetime mark of 82-74-22 and has been in goal for 199 contests. He has accrued 5,127 saves out of 5,680 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .903.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (+265)
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