Vancouver Canucks (16-17-3) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (24-8-2)
January 15, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -208 / Vancouver Canucks +175; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Saturday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 11 goals, Quinn Hughes has 26 assists and Conor Garland has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 76 goals on 899 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 224 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 15 goals, Tony DeAngelo has 18 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 48 goals on 652 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 20 goals on 218 goals.
The Canucks are 3-11 in their last 14 games as an underdog and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The over is 5-2 in Canucks last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The Canucks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Carolina and 17-8 in the last 25 meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks have had success against the Hurricanes over the years, but this year’s Carolina team is a lot different from the past. The Canucks also have zero success in the underdog role, so it’s hard to make a case for the plus money given their history. The Carolina Hurricanes are one of those teams that’s been an easy back this year, and they cash tickets left and right. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.