Nashville Predators (24-20-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (28-10-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -175 / Nashville Predators +145 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes meet Saturday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 11 of their last 14 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 winning eight of their last 12 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 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 11-3 in their last 14 overall. The Hurricanes are 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 16-7 in their last 23 overall. The under is 5-2-4 in Predators last 11 overall. The under is 5-2 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The Predators are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Carolina and 5-16 in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes are going to be favored based on their home ice, their consistency and the fact they've won all five meetings against the Predators this season. The Hurricanes just beat the Preds 4-1 on Thursday. However, we're getting a red hot team and the Nashville Predators at a nice plus money price. I don't care that the Hurricanes have beat up on Nashville this season and are probably the better team, I'm not turning down this price with a team that's won 11 of their last 14 tries. Give me the Predators.