Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs. Ducks NHL Odds
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(6-2-0) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Anaheim Ducks (5-2-0)
Date: Friday, October 18th
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim CA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes -132, Ducks +110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Carolina is getting some nice street cred from oddsmakers as they are listed as -132 favorites on the road at Anaheim on Friday night. Both teams are off to a great start, you’d think home ice advantage is the decider here.
The ‘Canes on paper seem like a very intriguing road favorite for the simple reason of, “why?” Carolina started off the season great winning their first winning their first 5 games, but 3 of those came in OT.
Another reason it’s tough to pull the trigger on Carolina Friday is because they’ve dropped 2 of their last 3. That includes a home loss to Columbus on Saturday as -220 favorites and a 2-5 defeat at San Jose on Wednesday.
The Hurricanes have the perception that their offense is clicking after the first part of their season when they scored at least 4 goals in their first 5 games. Carolina has only netted 6 total in the last three though.
What the Hurricanes have done so far in 2019/20 is play well on the road. The loss to the Sharks on Wednesday was the first for Carolina in 4 away games. Anaheim has been victorious in each of their 3 home games this year though.
Will the public be hammering the Ducks in this one? When you see a home underdog at all in the NHL it raises some awareness but especially when it’s a team like the Ducks who are 5-2 to begin the year.
Another reason Anaheim offers value at +110 is because they’ve taken care of business in all three games at the Honda Center so far this year. Those wins came against Arizona, San Jose, and Buffalo – all quality teams.
The Ducks will also be playing their 2nd straight home game on Friday whereas Carolina will be on the road for the 3rd straight game and all on the West Coast. Anaheim’s offense does scare you in this one though as they’ve broken the 3 goal barrier just once in 7 games this season.
John Gibson isn’t a downfall for Anaheim in net on Friday night either. In fact, he’s an asset after posting a .941 save percentage while posting a 4-2 record already this season. Gibson’s 1.85 GAA is 9th best in the league.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Hurricanes are 6-0 last 6 as a road favorite
- Hurricanes are 46-12 last 58 as a favorite
- Hurricanes are 30-8 last 38 vs. Western Conference
- Ducks are 6-0 last 6 home games
Free Anaheim Ducks vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction:
Home ice is one thing, but being at home as underdogs and with a red hot goaltender in net? Anaheim is a must-play in this one. Even if it’s a trap – it’s a great ‘value trap.’
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Ducks +110
Carolina is living in the past right now (their first 5 games).
NHL Free Prediction: Ducks 5 – Hurricanes 1
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