Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blackhawks vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(9-5-4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes (10-3-1)
Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh NC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Blackhawks +170| Hurricanes -200
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes -1.5 (+125)
NHL Betting Total: 6
Chicago is red hot having won three straight games coming into Friday night’s tilt in Raleigh. In order for the Blackhawks to prove they are for real, they’ll have to conquer a Carolina team that has beaten them in 6 of 7.
That head to head stretch does include a split at the United Center earlier this month. The Canes are 4-1-1 since a 6-4 loss to the Hawks on 4th.
Chicago is getting some great goaltending right now, that’s evidenced by the ‘under’ hitting in 5 of the last 6 games. It’s no coincidence that Jeremy Colliton’s team is also 5-1 over that span.
Kevin Lankinen has been a discovery like no other, a legitimate possibility for the Vezina Trophy as a rookie! Lankinen is 7-2-1 on the year, and has allowed 2 goals or less in 3 of his last 4.
These two teams meet up on Friday and Saturday, so it’s possible that Carolina sees Malcolm Subban in net on one of those nights. Subban has come around too though, allowing just 3 goals in his last two starts.
The Blackhawks offense has potential every night, but they’ve been held to 2 goals or less in 4 of the last 6. Patrick Kane still has a multi-point game in 4 of the last 7, and Alex Debrincat has a goal in 3 of the last 4.
For all the depth Chicago has in net, perhaps all of a sudden, Carolina has played a little shorthanded at goal since Petr Mrazek injured his thumb at the end of January. James Reimer has done great taking the reins though, going 7-1.
Reimer played both games against the Blackhawks in Chicago, allowing 8 goals on 67 shots. With the back to back coming on Saturday night, the ‘Hawks seem like they’ll at least get a split here, but which game?
Carolina did send Alex Nedeljkovic out on Wednesday night and although he allowed 4 goals to the Panthers, the ‘Canes still picked up a point with an OTL. Carolina had won three straight prior to that game, but at least still got a point.
The Central does looked stacked this season and Florida, Chicago, Tampa Bay, and Carolina are all within a point of each other for 1st place. That makes this game huge, and gives the Canes an edge as they are 4-0-1 at home.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blackhawks are 4-0 lasts 4 road games
- Blackhawks are 6-1 last 7 overall
- Under is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 overall
- Hurricanes are 4-1 last 5 home games
- Hurricanes are 9-3 last 12 overall
- Over is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 overall
- Blackhawks are 1-6 last 7 head to head meetings
Free Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction:
If Chicago does happen to drop Friday night’s tilt, it’s hammer time on the Hawks on Saturday because they have the depth. As for the first game though, it’s a legitimate toss-up with two red hot goaltenders in net.
Because this game is a toss-up and two great net minders are likely to man the pipes, it’s weird that the total is jumped up a bit to 6. The 3-2 OT game looms large here, just not sure which way.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 6
The Blackhawks have gone to OT in 4 of the last 6. It’s hard to take the goals on the PL but Chicago +1.5 doesn’t have bad value at -145.
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