Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Free Prediction

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PNC Arena plays host to an East-West matchup as the Nashville Predators travel to Raleigh to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Fox Sports Tennesse will showcase the matchup, which gets going at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26.

Nashville Predators at Carolina Hurricanes Odds

The money line for each side is currently set at an identical -110 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under). Nashville is 14-8 straight up (SU) and has netted 5.8 units for moneyline bettors this season. 11 of its outings have gone over the total, while another 11 have gone under and none have pushed. The Preds are 6-6 SU on the road in 2017-18. Nashville comes into the match up with the third-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as it’s converted on 25.0 percent of its extra-man advantages this year. Additionally, it has the sixth-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 84.2 percent of its penalties. Nashville, as a collective unit, has been penalized 5.8 times per game overall during the 2017-18 season, and 4.6 per game over its last five road outings. The teams been forced to kill penalties 12.0 minutes per contest over their last five road games. Averaging 29.4 saves per game with a .927 save percentage, Pekka Rinne (13-5-2) has been the best option in goal for Nashville this season. If head coach Peter Laviolette chooses to rest him, however, Nashville might roll with Juuse Saros (1-3 record, .855 save percentage, 3.94 goals against average). The visiting Predators have relied on Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban this season. Forsberg (24 points) has tallied 11 goals and 13 assists, and has recorded multiple points seven times. Subban has four goals and 14 assists to his credit (and has logged a point in 12 games). On the other side of the ice, Carolina is 9-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 21 regular season contests, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and just one has pushed. This season, the teams 4-7 SU as the home team. Carolina has converted on just 15.3 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s ranked 29th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.4 percent of all opponent power plays. Carolina skaters have been whistled for penalties only 2.6 times per game in total this season, and 3.6 per game over their last five home outings. The teams been forced to kill penalties just 6.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings. Scott Darling (23.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Carolina. Darling has six wins, 10 losses, and four OT losses and has registered a poor .900 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average this season. Teuvo Teravainen (eight goals, 13 assists) will pace the offensive counter for the Canes.

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions

Predictions: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • Nashville is 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Carolina is 1-2 in shootouts.
  • The over has hit in three of Carolina’s last five games.
  • Nashville has managed 29.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Carolina is averaging 35.6 shots per game over its last five home outings.
  • Over Nashville’s last ten games, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-1 in those games).