Chicago Blackhawks (9-5-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (10-3-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -172 / Chicago Blackhawks +158 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Chicago Blackhawks look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 32.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with nine goals, Patrick Kane has 16 assists and Dominik Kubalik has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Kevin Lankinen has given up 28 goals on 403 shots faced and Collin Delia has given up 10 goals on 73 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock McGinn leads Carolina with seven goals, Sebastian Aho has nine assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 43 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed three goals on 66 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 25 goals on 239 shots.
The Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The under is 5-1 in Blackhawks last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the more consistent teams up to this point and aren't a club you want to make a habit of betting against right now. However, the Chicago Blackhawks are a club we've backed a lot this season and have cashed some sweet tickets in the underdog role. With wins in six of their last seven and an offense that's executing, it may be time to change our expectations of this team. I'll take a shot at the plus money.