Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Red Wings vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
Looking for Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Red Wings taking on the Hurricanes on Thursday, March 4th at the PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Red Wings Hurricanes matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(7-15-3) Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes (22-15-6)
Date: Thursday, March 4th 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes -282 | Red Wings +264
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canes -1.5 (-108)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6
The Carolina Hurricanes on the other hand are in a bit of a different situation, as they have their eyes firmly on the Stanley Cup and if they are to make those aspirations a reality they will need to beat up on teams like the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings main struggle this year has been putting the puck in the net, as their leading scorer is Bobby Ryan who has only managed 6 goals thus far. That all adds up to an abysmal 2.08 goals per game and a sub 10 percent success rate on the power play.
This team would easily be the worst team in hockey if it was not for the Ottawa Senators struggles, and whenever you handicap this team against virtually any other opponent it is awfully tough to come away from that research thinking the Red Wings will be victorious.
The team’s two netminders Greiss and Bernier are not really putting up the numbers they need to either, as neither of them have a very good save percentage and Greiss has even failed to pick up a single victory on the season.
The Hurricanes on the other hand should be really excited to get this opportunity to play the Red Wings at this time, as they will look to extend their 3 game winning streak to 4 this Thursday. On paper, that should be no problem as they are far superior in virtually every position on the ice.
Vincent Trochek and Sebastian Aho are both scoring leaders for this team combining for 39 points in this early stage of the season and there is no reason they should not find continued success here against the Red Wings.
Another big reason for the success of this Hurricanes team is the contribution they have gotten from Jordan Staal who was not expected to be a real impact player this year, but he has been solid and consistent with 7 goals and 10 assists.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Red Wings are 17-43 in their last 60 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Red Wings are 17-43 in their last 60 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Red Wings are 30-76 in their last 106 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Red Wings are 15-48 in their last 63 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction:
This seems like a solid opportunity to take advantage of the Red Wings and back the Carolina Hurricanes to win a relatively low scoring affair here on Thursday. The Hurricanes have far more firepower up front, and I can’t see the Red Wings being able to keep up especially with James Reimer expected to started in this spot for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes are solid favorites here, so if you are not a fan of paying all that juice, I would not be opposed to taking the Hurricanes on the puckline, as they can easily beat the Red Wings by 2 goals if they show up with their A game which I expect they will do.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Carolina Hurricanes Puck Line / Moneyline
Take the Carolina Hurricanes on the Puckline or the moneyline this Thursday and cash in on NHL action.
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