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NHL Hockey Handicapping – Hurricanes vs. Vegas
(39-11-8) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights (35-19-6)
Date: Wednesday March 1st – Hurricanes vs. Golden Knights
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Vegas
Hockey NHL Money Line Odds: Hurricanes -135 Golden Knights +115 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes -1.5 +185 Golden Knights +1.5 -225
Today’s NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
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This is a battle between two division leaders with teams breathing down their necks for that coveted top spot. Carolina currently leads the Metro with 86 points with the Devils not far behind with 83 on the board themselves. Out west, we find the Golden Knights at the top of the Pacific with 76 points with the Kings and Oilers closing in.
With two crucial points up for grabs, who will come out on top and who could we see drop a spot?
The Hurricanes have just three losses in their past 17 games and are 5-1 in their last six. Surprisingly they dropped their most recent contest to the Anaheim Ducks on the second of a back-to-back set via a 3-2 defeat.
Overall, Carolina is averaging a solid 3.36 goals scored per game but if isolate the past two month it’s been even more potent. Since January 1st, they’re averaging a second-best 3.82 goals per game and nearly 36 shots on net an outing.
Meanwhile, their power play has struggled this season with just a single goal on the man advantage in their past five contests after going 1-for-13 when up a player.
Following up from a strong defensive year last season, the Hurricanes have been stout on the blue line once again. They’re averaging a second-best 2.57 goals against per game and are sporting the sixth-best penalty kill across the league.
In net, Carolina has been riding the tandem of Antti Raanta and Frederik Andersen for most of the season. Andersen has received a bulk of the starts recently and will most likely get the nod for this game as well with his 14-5-0 record, 2.47 GAA and .905 save percentage. The Dane has allowed just a single goal against in two of his most recent three starts.
Vegas Golden Knights
With losses in three of their past four, the Golden Knights desperately need to string together some wins as they did in the middle of February. That’ll be tough to do when their next two opponent are the Canes and Devils who are both slated to make the playoffs.
Presently, Vegas is a middle of the pack squad when it comes to offence. They’re averaging a 15th best 3.15 goals scored per game but when you look at just the games in 2023, it drops to 2.90 per contest.
Meanwhile, their power play has been atrocious since January 1st and ranks dead since then with just a single goal scored on the man advantage in their past 12 games.
On the positive side, they have the 5th best defence, allowing just 2.67 goals against per game since January 1st. In that same span, they also have the 5th best penalty kill which shouldn’t have a problem against the struggling Carolina power play.
With stud netminder Logan Thompson on the IR, we should see Adin Hill get the nod here. Hill is looking to rebound after a rough outing against the Avalanche which included a bad giveaway that led to the opening goal for Colorado en route to 3-0 Vegas loss.
Over the past month, Hill has racked up 4-1-0 record with a solid 1.88 GAA and a .922 save percentage.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights Injury Report
- Jake Gardiner (CAR) – IR – HIP
- Ondrej Kase (CAR) – IR – CONCUSSION
- Max Pacioretty (CAR) – IR – ACHILLES
- Robin Lehner (VGK) – IR – Hip
- Nolan Patrick (VGK) – IR – Upper Body
- Mark Stone (VGK) – IR – Back
- Logan Thompson (VGK) – IR –Leg
- Mark Stone (VGK) – IR – Back
- Laurent Brossoit (VGK) – IR – Lower Body
Updated Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Odds
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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
- Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
- Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 Wednesday games.
- Hurricanes are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Golden Knights are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Prediction
Don’t overthink this one, Carolina has taken their past three meetings with Vegas and the Hurricanes haven’t lost consecutive games since January 10th.
Lastly, the Golden Knights don’t have Logan Thompson in net either and their power play hasn’t done them any favours recently.
Take the Canes on the money line.
4* Free Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Pick: Hurricanes ML -135
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