Detroit Red Wings (13-23-6) at Carolina Hurricanes (27-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -321 / Detroit Red Wings +281 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Detroit Red Wings and the Carolina Hurricanes square off in NHL action from the PNC Arena on Saturday night.
The Detroit Red Wings will be out to bounce back from a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the Nashville Predators in their last matchup. Filip Hronek leads the Wings in scoring with 22 points with a team-high 20 assists while Anthony Mantha and Robby Fabbri each have a team-high 10 goals with Mantha adding 10 assists as well. Dylan Larkin has 20 points of his own with 7 goals and 13 assists as well as a team-high 117 shots on goal this season. As a team, Detroit is averaging 2.2 goals per game on 27.5 shots with an 11.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 31 shots against per game with a 75% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be out to build on their 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers in their last matchup. Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 37 points including a team-high 16 goals and 21 assists while Vincent Trocheck also has 16 goals with 17 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 31 points with a team-high 26 assists and a team-high 129 shots on goal this season. Martin Necas has 30 points with 20 assists while Jordan Staal, Andrei Svechnikov and Nino Niederreiter all have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Carolina is averaging 3.2 goals on 32.4 shots per game with a 29.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.4 goals on 28.4 shots with an 82.6% success rate on the PK this season.
Detroit is 23-70 in their last 93 games overall and 27-81 in their last 108 games as an underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games. Carolina is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 home games while the under is 9-4-3 in their last 16 games overall. Detroit is 2-6 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
This is definitely without question a game that’s better left just watched instead of having money on, but for the sake of a pick, it’s been a mixed bag of results this season across the board head-to-head, but Detroit’s stolen a couple of wins from the Hurricanes and with a chance to make almost three times my money in one shot, I’ll sprinkle a bit on the Red Wings here.