Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(23-23-4) Los Angeles Kings vs. Carolina Hurricanes (33-23-4)
Date: Tuesday February 26th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canes -220 | Kings +180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes are attempting to make a run in the division as the fourth place team within the Metropolitan standings are hot on the heels of the Columbus Blue Jackets. They have been victorious in 8 of their last 10 games, overall, after picking up their fourth shutout in ten games over the Dallas Stars.
The Los Angeles Kings continue to struggle on the season as they are in last place within the Pacific division. They were destroyed by the Florida Panthers on the road in their last time out as the defense allowed 6 goals, total, in the loss.
Los Angeles Kings
The Panthers were able to break the game open in the second period as they score three goals to break a 1-1 tie to end the first. Also, Florida was able to tack on two additional goals in the final period to seal the victory.
Dustin Brown scored on an unassisted goal for the Kings in this matchup, yet, it was not nearly enough as the defense allowed 25 shots to the Panthers in the loss. On the other hand, 19 shots on goal was all the Kings could muster on the night.
During their seven game skid, the Kings have averaged just a tad over 2 goals per game. Their offense is currently ranked near the bottom of the league in goals scored per game along with shots on goal per outing.
With that being said, Los Angeles picked up a 2- 0 shutout victory versus the Panthers in their last outing in January as underdogs. Look for them to bring a bit of focus and momentum due to their victory versus the Panthers while also picking up a much-needed victory on Tuesday.
The Carolina Hurricanes have won two straight games and eight of their last ten outings, overall. They had 31 shots on goal compared to just 24 for the Dallas Stars in their last outing as Justin Faulk scored on a power play goal in the second period to make the score 2-0.
Also, Jordan Martinhook sealed the win with an insurance goal in the final period as the Hurricanes came a step closer to obtaining third place from the Columbus Blue Jackets, as stated. Curtis McElhinney (16-7-1) was perfect in goal with 24 saves, total, in the win.
Carolina happens to be winners of two of their last three home games. Unfortunately, they are coming off a slim defeat to the new York Rangers in their last outing a home as they fell to the visitors despite being huge home favorites.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2-2 in the last 12 meetings.
- Home team is 17-5-1 in the last 23 meetings.
- Kings are 3-7-1 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
As stated, Carolina ranks within the top 5 of teams within the NHL in each of the major defensive categories. Also, they have had four shutouts in their last ten outings. With that being said, look for the under to be the strong play in this matchup as the Panthers will pick up the 3-1 win.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Kings 3 – Hurricanes 1
The Hurricanes are playing at another level at this point in the season. In all, look for the struggling Kings to lose their 8th straight game due to their inability to play consistent on both ends of the floor.
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