Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(24-20-1) Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes (28-10-4)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +160/-180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes however, likely come into this game with a ton of confidence, and rightly so, as the hurricanes have beat up on the Predators this year winning all 5 previous games they played against them this year.
Unfortunately for the Predators one of those 5 losses to the Hurricanes came in their last game, as they were out played by the Hurricanes for all three periods in an eventual 4-1 loss and after a performance like that I am sure Nashville will bring their absolute best here on Saturday.
One thing that has changed drastically for this team in recent times is that their offense has come alive and they have had some really big games as of late scoring 7 spots on both the Lightning and Red Wings.
Forsberg and Josi and the rest of this team should be in for another great opportunity to show off their offense, as the Carolina Hurricanes are much more of a high tempo team who plays on the front foot, so I can see the Preds getting some opportunities to score here.
One big reason for the Predators turnaround has been the play of their Finnish goalie Juuse Saros who now has a save percentage closing in on .930 to go along with a stellar goals against average of 2.24, so he will be up to the challenge that the Hurricanes offense brings.
It has not all been great for the Hurricanes as of late even though they are coming off a solid win last time out, as their two games previous to that were two straight losses to the Detroit Red Wings and that simply can’t happen if this team wants to win this division.
Luckily for them though, they still sit atop the Central Division standings and they clearly have a roster capable of competing with Tampa Bay and Florida right down to the wire for the right to call themselves Central Division champions.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Predators are 3-12 in their last 15 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Hurricanes are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Hurricanes are 18-6 in their last 24 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win.
- Hurricanes are 14-6 in their last 20 games as a home favorite.
- Hurricanes are 11-5 in their last 16 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Predators are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Carolina.
Free Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction:
The Carolina Hurricanes were mightily impressive in their last game against this Preds team and firmly believe they can do it again and although it is a decent amount of juice I still think the Hurricanes are a decent bet at -180.
The Hurricanes have a better offense and can certainly compete in the goal-tending department and I also like that they get this game on home ice where they have been solid here in 2021.
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