Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (4-2-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (2-4-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -133 / New Jersey Devils +108 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes return to Raleigh after a big 3-2 win against the Predators as they face off against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
The Devils look to shake off a tough 4-1 loss on the road at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they are back in action on Sunday as they take on a Hurricanes side that has played a lot of their schedule on the road but are back at home for this one. New Jersey made a splash in the offseason when they traded for former first overall pick Taylor Hall and it has paid immediate dividends as the Devils forward is lighting up the scoreboard and he will be relied on big time in this one against the Canes. Corey Schneider has been excellent in the New Jersey crease but will likely give way to Keith Kinkaid here as he is slated to match up with Eddie Lack in a battle of backup goaltenders.
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The Hurricanes meanwhile are coming off a shootout win over the Nashville Predators and will look for an encore at home against the Devils in a game that figures to be defensive in nature, even with both backups playing. Carolina doesn’t have a ton of offense and neither do the Devils but much like Hall for New Jersey the Canes are riding the hot start of Jeff Skinner who will look to get back to his early career form when he took the league by storm and was circled as one of the next big stars in the league. Lack needs to cut down in his GAA as he is 1-1-1 with a 3.99 mark through his first three starts while Kinkaid lost his only start in overtime where he gave up three goals.
The Devils are 3-9 in their last 12 against the Metro and 0-7 in their last seven road games while the Canes are 2-9 in their last 11 overall and 1-5 in their last six Sunday games. This one has all the makings of a close, low scoring affair and while we would be better off with Ward and Schneider playing I think we still see this one hit the under.