Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (1-1) at Nashville Predators (2-0)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

The Line: Nashville Predators -125 / Carolina Hurricanes +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators meet Monday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with two goals, Teuvo Teravainen has two assists and Vincent Trocheck has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing two goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 34 shots faced.

The Nashville Predators look for a quick 3-0 start after beating the Blue Jackets twice. The Nashville Predators are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Luke Kunin leads Nashville with two goals, Roman Josi has one assist and Ryan Ellis has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed three goals on 74 shots faced. 

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The Hurricanes are 8-3 in their last 11 Monday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 40-13 in their last 53 Monday games. The under is 7-3 in Hurricanes last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Predators last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Nashville and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Nashville Predators have been one of the more impressive teams in the league through their first couple games and are probably a tough team to step in front of on the short sample size. However, the Carolina Hurricanes are a club that has high expectations on the season and has been rather impressive defensively through two games. The Hurricanes have also had a great deal of success against the Predators in recent meetings, which includes four straight wins in Nashville. For the plus money, I lean toward the Canes on the road. 

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes +105

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

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