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(43-28-7) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (42-25-11)
Date: Sunday, March 31
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Penguins – 150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Penguins -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
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Sunday the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Carolina Hurricanes with playoff hockey on the horizon.
Though a slight dog tonight, Carolina holds a 2-1 head to head advantage this year vs. Pittsburgh. When these clubs last met on March 19, the Hurricanes defeated the visiting Penguins 3-2 via shootout. Dougie Hamilton pushed Carolina ahead during sudden death after Brock McGinn and Justin Williams each added regulation goals.
In defeat, Jake Guentzel and Kris Letang added scoring strikes.
Currently atop the Eastern conference wild card race, the Hurricanes have entered must-win mode through season’s end. And after eliminating Philadelphia Saturday night from playoff contention with a 5-2 win, Carolina sqaushed a potentially crucial two-game slide.
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The Hurricanes’ late-season urgency could help them abolish the NHL’s longest post season drought as four games remain. If that weren’t enough motivation for Rod Brind’Amour’s men, Montreal sits just behind Carolina in the Eastern wild card race.
Having won three of four, Pittsburgh controls the final at-large Metropolitan division playoff seed by three points. However, Carolina is nipping on their heels following the Penguins’ 3-1 loss to Nashville on Friday.
With three of their final four regular season matchups coming from home, the burden lies on Pittsburgh to even its season series with Carolina tonight. If Pittsburgh falls 3-1 vs. Carolina, in a tight playoff race, the Panthers will hold what could become a key postseason tie breaker edge over the Penguins.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 21-14-3 SU at home this season
- Carolina is 20-15-3 SU away this season
- Pittsburgh is 34-19-10 SU as the favorite this season
- Carolina is 9-11-3 SU as the underdog this season
- Pittsburgh is 3-2 SU in its last five contests
- Carolina is 3-2 SU in its last five contests
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Prediction:
As shown by their records and season series, Carolina and Pittsburgh are evenly matched opponents. Further, each is battling for its playoff life.
While Carolina has taken two of three this year against Pittsburgh, the Penguins enter tonight’s matchup well-rested as Carolina visits the PBC on the wrong end of consecutive games.
In what will become another physical war, that day off favors Pittsburgh.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Pittsburgh -153
NHL Free Score Prediction: Hurricanes 2 – Penguins 3
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