Nashville Predators (24-19-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (27-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -174 / Nashville Predators +157 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 11 goals, Roman Josi has 22 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 50 goals on 702 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has allowed 62 goals on 634 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 28.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 17 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 27 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 30 goals on 417 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 54 goals on 579 shots.
The Predators are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 13-3 in their last 16 overall. The Hurricanes are 12-5 in their last 17 home games and 15-7 in their last 22 overall. The under is 3-0-2 in Predators last 5 overall. The under is 8-3-3 in Hurricanes last 14 overall. The Predators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina and 1-11 in the last 12 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes are going to be favored because of home ice advantage and the fact they've won all three meetings against the Predators this season. However, the Nashville Predators continue to run as the hottest team in the league with wins in 11 of their last 13 games, and we continue to get them at favorable prices. The Predators are too hot to turn down the plus money regardless of opponent or where the game is played. Give me the plus money.