New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 2/15/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (27-21-9) at New Jersey Devils (28-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils +100 / Carolina Hurricanes -110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, MSG+
The Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils meet Thursday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 21 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 32 assists and Justin Williams has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Darling has given up 89 goals on 838 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed 72 goals on 819 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in each of their last five games.
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The New Jersey Devils also need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with 23 goals, Will Butcher has 28 assists and Nico Hischier has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 96 goals on 1,108 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed 62 goals on 570 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win and 5-0 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Devils are 7-22 in their last 29 Thursday games, 12-28 in their last 40 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 9-1-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The New Jersey Devils have won three of the last four meetings against the Carolina Hurricanes and are kind of due for a breakout performance to get out of this funk they're in. The Carolina Hurricanes have been able to take advantage of playing a ton of home games this month, but they've been really hit or miss on the road. This is a chance for the Devils to get that feel good win they've been seeking. Give me the New Jersey Devils and the even money.