Carolina Hurricanes (11-6-5) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-3)
November 29, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -118 / Carolina Hurricanes -102; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 5 of their last 6 games.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with 13 goals, Martin Necas has 14 assists and Brent Burns has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 22 goal on 201 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 20 goals on 203 shots.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 11 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 12 assists, and Rickard Rakell has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 38 goals on 440 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has given up 27 goals on 295 shots.
The Hurricanes are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The under is 7-1 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes are in a bit of a funk over the last two weeks, and their offense cant be trusted right now. The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to get their act together, and they’re kind of due for a home victory after some recent struggles. Bottom line here is we’re getting the team in better form for a cheap price. Give me the Penguins.