Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(11-14-1) Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes (18-6-1)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +180/-208
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
This looks to be one of the best chances the Hurricanes have at winning a cup compared to recent years, as they seem to have the type of team who can make a deep run towards a Stanley Cup and in terms of these teams on paper the Hurricanes should have a big leg up on their Central Division opponent.
Although it was a long shot, this Predator’s recent 1-4 stretch means that the Predators won’t be going to the playoffs with all their motivation needing to come from playing spiler and they would love nothing more than to stop the Hurricanes in their tracks.
By far the biggest problem for the Predators has been scoring, as they have only managed to score 2.26 goals per game and now the Predators will be without their most offensively minded defense man with Roman Josi being out with injury for this game.
The only main source of offense for this team all year has been Filip Forsberg who quite amazingly has put up 10 goals and 17 assists for a team who is not exactly racking up the scoring chances on a nightly basis, so he really does deserve some credit for his incredible season thus far.
Pekka Rinne should get the start here and although I still believe he is a solid goalie, he has not been at his best here in 2021 sporting a save percentage around .900 and a GAA approaching 3.
It is exciting stuff from the Carolina Hurricanes this year, as they are managing to score 3.36 goals per game and are now on a 6 game winning streak, as the Hurricanes look to hunt down the division leading Tampa Bay Lightning.
The offense is coming from all over the place for Carolina, as they have 4 different guys who have at least 10 goals this year, with the most impressive being Jordan Staal who has 10 goals and 12 assists and he really looks like he has been able to revive his career with his performances this year, as it looked like his time in the NHL was winding down.
James Reimer is slated to get the start in net and no, he does not have incredible numbers, but when your team is putting up insane offensive numbers that certainly allows for a lot more leeway for your blue-line and goaltender.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Predators last 6 games as an underdog.
- Over is 4-1 in Predators last 5 vs. NHL.
- Over is 4-1 in Predators last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 5-2 in Predators last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
- Over is 5-0-1 in Hurricanes last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 8-2 in Hurricanes last 10 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Over is 20-8-2 in Hurricanes last 30 games as a favorite.
Free Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction:
This over/under line is currently sitting at 5.5 which seems very decent in terms of the over, as I think that the Carolina Hurricanes can easily put up 4 goals in this matchup, so I think this game has a much higher chance of going over the 5.5 than under.
The Predators side is a little bit worrying for sure, but James Reimer definitely can give up a few goals, and with the way the Hurricanes offense is flying here I just see the over being significantly more likely.
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