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(34-23-5) St. Louis Blues vs. Carolina Hurricanes (34-23-4)
Date: Friday March 1, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canes -110
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes continue to increase their lot within the Metropolitan Standings as they have won three straight games after picking up a blowout win over the Los Angeles Kings. In all, they have been victorious in six of their last seven games as their defense continues to rank within the top ten in gols allowed/shots on goal per game.
The St. Louis Blues are also close to taking over second place within the Central Standings, however, they continue to exchange wins to losses in their most recent four games. They were victorious, however, in their last outing versus the Nashville Predators as they recorded their third shutout of the season.
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The Blues were not able to score more than two goals in their last four outings, overall. However, two goals were all that was needed to allow them to pick up a shutout victory over the Predators in their last outing.
After two scoreless periods, Tyler Bozak scored the first goal of the night at the 12:35 mark. On the other hand, a power play goal by Alex Petrangelo sealed the victory in the end as the Blues had 44 shots on goal compared to just 19 for Nashville.
It will be fair to note that the defense for the Blues rank within the top seven of team within the league in all major defensive categories. In fact, they have allowed only ten goals in their last eight games, total.
They allowed the Hurricanes only one goal in their last meeting in November of last year. On the other hand, the Blues were able to penetrate one of the better defenses in the league in the Hurricanes to post four goals in the win.
The Carolina Hurricanes are also coming off a nice stretch of games to where their defense has performed as solid as ever. They allowed just one goal for the Kings on 23 shots on the night compared to 34 for the Hurricanes.
Shot leader Dougie Hamilton (198) began and ended the scoring for Carolina on the night as he had 9 shots on goal while enduring a total of 10 penalty mintues. Point leader in Sabastion Aho (70) scored his 25th goal on the season while obtaining his 10th point in the last ten games for the Hurricanes.
And while the Hurricanes did not run into many problems in their matchup versus the Kings, they did not fare well at all versus the Blues as they suffered on both ends of the ice. Jakob Slavin scored on two power play goals in the contest, hoewver, Ryan O’Reilly also scored a whopping four goals on the night as the Blues picked up the three-point win.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Carolina.
- Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
Look for the under to be the strong play versus two teams that each possess above average defenses. Also, the under has not only been the result in the last meeting amongst these two teams, but, has also been the result in seven of the last nine games for the Hurricanes in addition to seven of the last eight outings for the Blues. Look for the total to end at 5 for the matchup, as the Hurricanes will edge the Blues in the end by a 3-2 score.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Blues 2 – Hurricanes 3
The Hurricanes have won three of their last four home contests. On the other hand, despite their recent play, the Blues are losers of two straight road games entering this contest. Look for the Hurricanes to get some payback in this matchup on Friday night by getting the slim, low-scoring victory.
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