Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Devils vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(30-40-10) New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes (44-29-7)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Carolina -250 | New Jersey +222
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5½
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The New Jersey Devils will look to end the season on a strong note by picking up a win in their last two games of the season, beginning with a victory over the playoff bound Carolina Hurricanes. They were victorious in a comeback win over the Hurricanes in their last outing on February 10th by a 3-2 score thanks to two goals by Marcus Johanson.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils are last place within the Metropolitan standings and enter this game losers of five of their last eight games. However, they were able to pick up some momentum in their last time out versus the New York Rangers as they picked up the 4-2 win.
Miles Wood along with Travis Zajac got the scoring started for the Devils in the first period while Conner Carrick along with Joey Anderson sealed the victory in the final period. Kyle Palmieri continues to lead the team with 27 goals for the year, however, continues to struggle in posting just one in the last ten games, overall.
Palmieri is questionable for this matchup with a lower body injury while Sami Vatanen is questionable with an illness. Also, Right-winger Kurtis Gabriel is also questionable for this matchup with a lower body injury, as well.
The Hurricanes will be looking to end their season on a strong note as well as they have all but locked up a wild card spot for the upcoming playoffs. And while they enter this contest losers of three of their last five, overall, they picked up a win in their last outing versus the Toronto Maple Leafs by a 4-1 score.
Justin Williams scored his 24th goal of the season for the Hurricanes while Dougie Hamilton posted his 17th and 18th goal of the year in the win. In all, Hamilton has posted four goals in the last five outings for Carolina, overall.
And while the Hurricanes were able to halt a two-game losing streak on the road with the win, they have picked up victories in three of the last four games at PNC Arena. Their defense has allowed just 7 goals during this time.
The defense will be missing Calvin de Haan as he is out indefinitely with a wrist injury.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina.
- Under is 14-3-4 in the last 21 meetings.
- Devils are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
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The Hurricanes continue to be one of the most solid defensive teams within the NHL. With that being said, the under has been the play in five of the last six games for Carolina. On the other hand, it has been the result of four of the last five outings for the Devils. In all, look for Carolina to pick up a low-scoring 3-0 win in the end over the Devils on Thursday.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Devils 0 – Hurricanes 3
The Hurricanes, as stated, will be looking to show and prove in the last two games of the season in preparation for a playoff push. In all, look for them to dominate on both ends of the ice versus New Jersey while winning their second straight.
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