Anaheim Ducks vs. Carolina Hurricanes Matchup 1/17/20

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The Anaheim Ducks, spearheaded by Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg, are ready to take the ice against Teuvo Teravainen, Andrei Svechnikov, and the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena in a cross-country tilt. Prime Ticket will air the game, which gets going at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17.

Anaheim Ducks at Carolina Hurricanes Odds

This contest’s moneyline and Over/Under odds have not been posted by bookmakers yet.

Carolina is 27-20 straight-up (SU) and has lost 0.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. That early-season winning percentage is right in line with the 46-36 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 47 regular season contests, 25 of its games have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and none have pushed. The team is 15-8 SU at home this season.

The Hurricanes have connected on 21.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for 10th-best in the league. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 24.3 saves per game with a .904 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (17-14-2) has been the best goalkeeper for the Canes this year. Mrazek did just play last night, however, so Carolina could opt to rest him and roll with James Reimer instead (10-8-8 record, .917 save percentage, 2.60 goals against average).

Over on the other bench, Anaheim is 18-29 straight up (SU) and has lost 13.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. A total of 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 21 have gone under the total and none have pushed. As a road team this season, the Ducks are 7-17 SU.

The Ducks have converted on just 15.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 30th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 24th overall and it’s successfully defended 76.8 percent of all penalties.

John Gibson (.906 save percentage and 2.96 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 28.3 saves per game and owns a 14-22-3 record.

Anaheim Ducks at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions

Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Ducks (4-1 in shootouts) has more shootout experience coming into this one. The Hurricanes, however, is undefeated in two shootouts this year.
  • The under has hit in four of Carolina’s last five games.
  • Anaheim has managed 28.2 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina has been attempting 32.4 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Six of Anaheim’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-5 in those games.
  • Anaheim skaters notched 23.2 hits per game last season, while the Canes forced 26.7 hits per contest.