Nashville Predators (11-14-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (18-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -193 / Nashville Predators +173 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Nashville Predators need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 10 goals, Roman Josi has 14 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 34 goals on 323 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 44 goals on 453 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to stay hot while building on their six game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 29.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Carolina with 13 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 17 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 18 goals on 243 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 40 goals on 412 shots.
The Predators are 4-10 in their last 14 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Hurricanes are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Predators last 5 overall. The over is 5-2-2 in Hurricanes last 9 home games. The Predators are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 1-10 in the last 11 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Nashville Predators continue to ride the struggle bus due to an offense that can't find the back of the net with any consistency. The Carolina Hurricanes seem to be getting better every time they take the ice, and they've won all three games this season against the Predators. No reason for me not to back the Hurricanes here, and I'll take the PL for added betting value.