New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (3-5-3) at New Jersey Devils (5-3-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -127 / Carolina Hurricanes +103 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils square off Tuesday night in a NHL showdown at the Prudential Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with six goals, Victor Rask has six assists and Lee Stempniak has 17 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 87.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Ward has given up 22 goals on 196 shots faced and Eddie Lack has allowed 15 goals on 104 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in seven of their 11 games this season.
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The New Jersey Devils look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with five goals, Travis Zajac has four assists and P.A. Parenteau has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 21 goals on 287 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed four goals on 63 shots. The New Jersey Devils has allowed three or more goals in four of his last six games.
The Hurricanes are 19-42 in their last 61 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 8-22 in their last 30 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in New Jersey and the under is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils continue to play their best hockey on their home ice and are running into a Hurricanes team that's not in good form and a club they've gotten the better of over the years. You have to like the Devils at home given it's the one place where they're rather consistent.