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(32-31-9) Minnesota Wild vs. Carolina Hurricanes (33-29-11)
Date: Saturday, March 23rd
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Carolina -160 | Minnesota +130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes will certainly be looking for a victory at home versus the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at PNC Arena in Raleigh North Carolina. Also, the Minnesota Wild will also be looking to pick up a much-needed victory as they are losers of five of their last seven games, overall.
Minnesota is averaging 2.7 goals per game on the season. However, during their current seven-game stretch, the Wild has only put up two goals or more in just one of these outings.
They struggled yet again versus the Colorado Avalanche in their last time out as they posted just one goal on the night by Zach Parise. The point / shot leader for the team scored a goal in his second straight outing as he also had five shots on goal for the night.
For the contest, Minnesota obtained 38 shots on goal while allowing 37 to Avalanche. On the other hand, Devan Dubnyk was outstanding in goal with 35 saves for a .946 save percentage.
The Wild came out on the losing end versus the Hurricanes in their last outing as they took the 5-4 loss in the end. Furthermore, Minnesota has dropped two of their last three road games entering this contest.
While the Hurricanes are winners of four of their last five games, they suffered a defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last outing. And while the Hurricanes rank within the top 10 of teams within the league as it relates to goals allowed per game along with shots per outing, they allowed Tampa Bay six goals in their most recent defeat.
Nino Niederreiter and Jordan Staal started and ended the scoring for Carolina in this contest while Dougie Hamilton also scored his 14th goal of the season in losing fashion. In all, they allowed the Lightning 32 shots on goal for the night.
Interesting enough, as a testament to how solid Carolina has been on the defensive end lately, despite the six goals scored by the lightning, the team continues to allow just 2.6 goals per game during their current seven-game stretch.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Favorite is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
- Home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- Under is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Carolina.
- Wild are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
One should look for the Hurricanes to be dominant on the defensive end in this contest after allowing too many goals to Tampa Bay in their last time out. With that being said, look for Carolina to pick up a 3-1 victory in the end over in Minnesota Wild team that has not been very good on the road lately.
Of course, the Wild will certainly be wanting to end the season on a strong note; However, a win will not come in this contest as the home team will simply be too dominant on defense.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Wild 1 – Hurricanes 3
Carolina is looking to string together some victories at this most important point in the season. As pointed out, the playoffs are calling, and Carolina will certainly be wanting to be at their best moving forward.
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