Canadiens vs Hurricanes Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/7/23
Carolina Hurricanes (41-12-8) vs. Montreal Canadiens (26-33-4)
March 7, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +250 / Carolina Hurricanes -333; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 27 goals, Brent Burns has 38 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 51 goal on 538 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 49 goals on 541 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 26 goals, Nick Suzuki has 28 assists and Josh Anderson has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 121 goals on 1,173 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 88 goals on 924 shots.
The Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 road games and 37-17 in their last 54 overall. The Canadiens are 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 49-101 in their last 150 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Canadiens last 7 home games. The Hurricanes are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Montreal and 13-3 in the last 16 meetings. The favorite is 27-7 in the last 34 meetings. The home team is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes continue to pile up the victories, and they’ve done some of their best work recently on the road. The Montreal Canadiens can’t get out of their own way, and playing at home hasn’t helped much. The only way for me to go here is to side with the Canes and the PL for max betting value.