Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/4/21

Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/4/21 Photo by Eric Bronson-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (7-15-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-1)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -263 / Detroit Red Wings +210 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 8.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Bobby Ryan leads Detroit with six goals, Filip Hronek has 10 assists and Dylan Larkin has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 44 goals on 373 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 27 goals on 330 shots.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Carolina with 12 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 13 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 14 goals on 185 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 38 goals on 389 shots.

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The Red Wings are 12-47 in their last 59 road games and 17-59 in their last 76 overall. The Hurricanes are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 14-6 in their last 20 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Hurricanes last 6 home games. The over is 11-5-1 in Hurricanes last 17 overall. The Red Wings are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Carolina and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The Detroit Red Wings have shown some signs of life over the last week or so, but they're still rough offensively and aren't a team I'm eager to get behind. The Carolina Hurricanes re starting to heat up and they've played their best hockey at home this season. The Red Wings have to prove a little more on a consistent level before I start taking chances with them and the big plus money. Give me the Hurricanes, and I'll take the PL to add betting value. 

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

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