Carolina Hurricanes (5-1) at Chicago Blackhawks (3-4-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks +145 / Carolina Hurricanes -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Blackhawks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Carolina with four goals, Sebastian Aho has five assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 1.4 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed six goals on 73 shots.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 35.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with four goals, Duncan Keith has five assists and Dominik Kublik has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 12 goals on 190 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Hurricanes are 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 4-11 in their last 15 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Hurricanes last 14 overall. The under is 4-0 in Blackhawks last 4 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes are finally starting to put things together and could be a team to watch in the near future. However, the Chicago Blackhawks have been a lot more competitive than their record indicates and they could easily have more points in the standings with a bounce here or a bounce there, as they've lost three recent overtime contests. The Blackhawks are going to lose a lot and were expected to be bad, but you can make money with them if they keep playing with effort. Give me the Blackhawks and the PL.