Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview

Jose VasquezArticles, Hockey, NHL

Gustav Nyquist, Dylan Larkin, and the Detroit Red Wings are set to face off against Sebastian Aho, Teuvo Teravainen, and the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena for an Eastern Conference showdown. This one will get going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 10 and it can be caught live on Fox Sports Detroit.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Odds

Carolina (-240) is currently favored over Detroit (+200) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under).

Carolina is 7-9 straight up (SU) and has recorded -4.5 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That early-season winning percentage hasn’t moved much from what the team managed during the 2017-18 season (36-46). 10 of its 16 matches have gone under the total, while six have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 3-4 SU at home so far this year.

The Hurricanes have converted on just 13.8 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the bottom-5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 70.9 percent of all penalties.

With a .880 save percentage and 20.3 saves per game, Petr Mrazek (3-5-2) has been the principal goalkeeper for the Canes this year. If Carolina chooses to give him a breather, however, head coach Rod Brind Amour might turn to Curtis McElhinney (3-2-2 record, .884 save percentage, 2.81 goals against average).

Detroit has lost 2.6 units for moneyline bettors this year and is currently 6-10 straight up (SU). Through 16 regular season matches, eight of its games have gone over the total, while six have gone under the total and just one has pushed. The Red Wings are 2-5 SU as the visiting team this season.

The Red Wings have converted on 25.0 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 16th overall and it’s successfully killed off 79.7 percent of all penalties.

Jimmy Howard (30.8 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Detroit. Howard has five wins, seven losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .918 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average this year.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone under in three of Carolina’s last five games.
  • Detroit has managed 31.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina has been attempting 40.0 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Five of Carolina’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The club is 1-4 overall in those games.
  • The Hurricanes this season have tallied the seventh-most hits per game in the NHL (24.6), but the team’s averaged 32.2 over their last five home games.