Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(15-37-2) Colorado Avalanche vs. Carolina Hurricanes (24-22-7)
Date: Friday February 17th, 2017
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Carolina -220
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Carolina -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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Colorado, losers of four straight, head to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes and try to break that losing streak.
Carolina, coming off a 5-2 loss to Dallas, will look to get back on the winning track on its home ice against a poor Colorado squad.
The Colorado Avalanche are the worst goal-scoring team in the NHL this year. With just 109 goals through 54 games, the Avalanche rank dead last in that category.
The Avs have just four players with 10 or more goals, but none of them have more than 15. Matt Duchene leads the team with 15 goals this season, along with 18 assists. However, he’s been in a slump recently, and has just a single assist in his last five games.
21-year old Nathan McKinnon is second on the team with 12 goals. He also has 26 assists. In his last five games, he doesn’t have a single goal but has four assists.
The defense for Colorado hasn’t been good either. The team ranks 28th in the NHL in goals against, giving up 184. Nothing has been good for this team, and that’s why the Avs have just 15 wins all year.
Every game is a struggle at this point, and this game against Carolina will be no different.
Playing in the extremely tough Metropolitan Division hasn’t been kind to the Carolina Hurricanes, and the team sits in the 8th position, with playoff hopes all but lost at this point in the season.
The offense has had some solid performances, but overall, hasn’t been a strong point for this team. There have been some great individual scorers for the Canes, but the team as a whole has never been able to get things going.
Left wing Jeff Skinner has been the team’s best scorer. He has 18 goals and 19 assists, including a goal and an assist over his last five games.
Victor Rask has been decent as well. He has 13 goals and 19 assists, but doesn’t have a single point over his last five games.
And Tuevo Teravainen, acquired before the season from Chicago, has shown some signs of life with 11 goals and 17 assists, including a goal and three assists in his last five games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Colorado is 1-4 ATS in the last five games on the road
- The OVER is 3-1-1 in Carolina’s last five games
Free Colorado Avalanche vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Hockey Prediction:
Colorado continues to be one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. While Carolina isn’t spectacular, the team certainly plays better hockey than the Avs. I like the Canes to get the W at home.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Carolina ATS
Neither of these teams are especially talented, but Carolina definitely has better goal-scorers than the Avalanche. I like the Hurricanes to cover here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Colorado 2 – Carolina 4
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