Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 3/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 3/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (37-25-5) at Detroit Red Wings (17-48-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +200 / Carolina Hurricanes -240 --- Over/Under: 5.5

TV: FS-Detroit, FS-Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from the Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night.

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to build on back-to-back wins after a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last outing. Morgan Geekie had two goals and an assist in his NHL debut, while Justin Williams also added a pair of goals. Jake Gardiner had a goal and an assist while Jaccob Slavin had a goal as well. Jordan Martinook, Haydn Fleury and Jordan Staal all had two assists as well in the victory. Alex Nedeljkovic finally got that elusive first win after stopping 28 of the 30 shots faced to improve his record to 1-2-1 on the year.

The Detroit Red Wings will also look to build on back-to-back wins after a 5-4 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning last time out. Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had 4 points with a goal and 3 assists while Dylan Larkin had a goal and 2 assists. Robby Fabbri added a goal of his own while adding the shootout winner as well. Jonathan Bernier got the win to improve his record to 15-21-3 on the year after stopping 33 of 37 shots faced in regulation and overtime.

Carolina is 2-5 in their last 7 games against the Atlantic division and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the Eastern Conference. Detroit is 8-18 in their last 26 home games and 14-52 in their last 66 games overall while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Carolina is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams in Detroit.

I’ve gone back and forth on this game as Carolina hadn’t been playing well over the last couple of weeks, but they did get back-to-back wins and are the better team here. On the other hand, I’m not trying to lay this price with anyone really on the road, and Detroit’s shown that they’re capable of picking up wins here and there. Instead, I’m going to side with the over. Both teams have shown the ability to light up the scoreboard when called upon and both sides still have some defensive issues that aren’t going to be fixed overnight.

Chris’s Pick Over 5.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.