Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Blackhawks NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(23-7-3) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks (16-15-5)
Date: Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -160/ +140
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
That last victory for the Hurricanes was a big one, not just because it was against the Lightning, but because it helped them close the gap on the division leaders with the gap between the Hurricanes and Lightning now down to just one point, as the Central Division looks like it is going to go right down to the wire.
This really should not be all that surprising either, as the Hurricanes have a bounty of riches when it comes to offensive weapons and that is showing in the stats as they are averaging 3.27 goals per game and are converting on over 30% of their power play opportunities.
Sebastian Aho deserves a ton of credit for the success of Carolina here, as he has managed to rack up 15 goals and 18 assists and he looks like the type of guy who can now lead this Hurricanes team to the next level in terms of their ability to challenge for the cup.
It has been an extended stretch of poor play for the Blackhawks here in 2021 and not just those last two losses against the Predators that should be raising alrm bells in the windy city, as they have only picked up victories in 3 of their last 11 contests.
It does seem like this team is significantly worse then their record would suggest as well, as Patrick Kane has had to be a hero more then once and if he did not have the outstanding season that he did have, they might find themselves way further down the standings.
One of the Blackhawks weaknesses is also one of the Hurricanes strengths, as the Blackhawks give up well over 3 goals per game and it looks like they are going to start Malcolm Subban who does not have stellar numbers, so if Carolina jumps out to an early lead this one very well could get ugly.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Hurricanes are 9-3 in their last 12 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 9-20 in their last 29 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 13-33 in their last 46 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Hurricanes are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prediction:
The goaltending matchup should be heavily in favor of the Hurricanes and I just struggle to see the Blackhawks being able to keep up on the scoreboard. The price is also awfully good for this spot at -160, as I believe the markets are still over-valuing the Blackhawks, as I feel this should be more in the -190 range even with the Hurricanes being on the road. This is another spot today where I feel my pick can get the job done via a multi-goal margin, so the puckline is also an available option to increase the odds.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Carolina Hurricanes Moneyline
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