Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/1/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-138) Golden Knights (+115)
The Carolina Hurricanes (39-11-8) are headed to T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Vegas Golden Knights (35-19-6). The odds on this game have the Hurricanes at -138 and the Golden Knights are priced at +115. The over/under is 7.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-2 loss to the Ducks in their last outing. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 53 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Carolina had 6 minutes in the box in this matchup.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have racked up 195 goals (12th in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 149. For the current campaign, they sit with 86 points and their points % is .741. Carolina steps onto the ice with 191 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.37%. At even strength, the Hurricanes have allowed 115 goals while notching 158 on offense. Carolina has attempted 2,040 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.6%. The Hurricanes have had 1,533 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .903. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 197 power play tries (10th in professional hockey) and have a total of 34 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Frederik Andersen. Opponents have been able to score 1,156 goals against Andersen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Andersen has been in goal for 465 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 26,836 mins between the pipes. He has a record of 275-119-51 and he has gotten the start in 452 games. During his career on the ice, Andersen is sitting with 258 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571. Andersen has had 13,706 shots taken against him and has recorded 12,550 total saves.
When they took the ice last, Vegas went up against the Avalanche in a matchup where the Golden Knights went home in defeat by a score of 3-0. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Golden Knights recorded 0 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took.
Vegas has attempted 1,965 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.62%, while allowing their opponents 1,824 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.59% on their oppositions 147 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.9%. They have earned 153 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.92%. The Golden Knights have 157 goals at even strength and 32 goals (25th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 166 goals to be scored by of a combination of 136 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 189 goals, 76 points, as well as a points percentage of .633.
Across the rink you will find Adin Hill defending the goal. He has a tally of 2,348 stops out of 2,583 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .909. Hill has accrued a career mark of 43-38-6 and has played in 98 contests. He has started in 85 contests and his ice time sits at 5,268 mins. Hill's quality start percentage comes out to 51.8% and he has earned 44 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.68 goals per game and he has relinquished 235 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vegas (+115) and under 6.5 goals
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