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Arizona Coyotes vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 3/5/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes (25-26-10) at Arizona Coyotes (23-34-7)
Date & Time Sunday March 5, 2017, 8:30 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +118 / Carolina Hurricanes -130 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL hockey comes to the Gila River Arena where the Arizona Coyotes welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to town.

The Arizona Coyotes haven’t had much to cheer about this season so every win is precious and a big deal. The Coyotes came up with a huge 4-2 victory at the Carolina Hurricanes in the first of a home-and-home series which ended a two game skid. Veteran Shane Doan scored and added two assists to lead the Yotes offense with Alex Goligoski, Jordan Martinook and Christian Dvorak also lighting the lamp.

Louis Dominigue recorded 32 stops to pick up the win and ended a six game rod trip for Arizona on a positive note. The Coyotes had dropped five consecutive games to the Hurricanes and get a chance to win back to back contests which has not happened often enough who are well off the pace for the second Wild Card and will be watching the playoffs instead of participating.

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t been enjoying a ‘playoff’ type campaign and things didn’t get any better with Friday’s defeat that featured a comeback from a 2-0 hole that eventually went for naught. The Hurricanes offense came off the sticks of Jordan Staal and Lee Stempiak but Cam Ward absorbed the loss on an 18 save effort with the winning goal allowed on a turnover in the defensive zone as Carolina dropped number four in a row against a team they’ve had success against.

The over is 4-0-2 in Hurricanes last 6 road games and the over is 4-0-1 in Hurricanes last 5 in the second game of a home-and-home situation while the over is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation. The under is 5-0 in Coyotes last 5 Sunday games and the Coyotes are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win while he under is 2-0-2 in Coyotes last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The Hurricanes are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and the Hurricanes are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings while the road team is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.

Tough one to figure as it can be painful to wager on either but for now I’ll look at the over but this is just a lean and subject to change with goalies yet to be announced…

Pick:
Carolina -130 // will update

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