Carolina Hurricanes vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/10/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Arizona Coyotes at Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM (PNC Arena)

CAR -160, O/U 6

The Arizona Coyotes head to Raleigh, NC on Friday night, but first must play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in a battle of teams from the Eastern and Western Conference.   Edmonton Oilers to town on Sunday, but first must face the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.  In their last game, the Coyotes defeated the Florida Panthers by the score of 5-2.  The Coyotes received goals from Christian Dvorak, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Taylor Hall, Carl Soderberg and Lawson Crouse.  Arizona goalie Adin Hill got the start in net for the Coyotes and recorded the win, as he made saves on 37 of 39 Florida shots on the night.   

With the win against Florida, the Coyotes are now 25-16-4 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Pacific Division.  Nick Schmaltz leads the Coyotes in points with 35 and in assists with 28 on the season.  The Arizona leader in goals is Conor Garland who has recorded 14 goals on the season, including 3 on the power play.  Goalie Adin Hill has a record of 1-0-0 with a goals against average of 2.03.  Goalie Antti Raanta is 9-8-2 on the year with 1 shutout and a goals against average of 2.66.  The Coyotes enter Friday’s game with 5 player listed on their injury report as Derek Stepan is listed as day to day while Niklas Hjalmarsson and Darcy Kuemper are on injured reserve and Antti Raanta and Barrett Hayton are out. 

The Carolina Hurricanes welcome the Arizona Coyotes to town on Friday after winning their last game by the score of 5-4 against the Philadelphia Flyers.  Carolina received goals from Lucas Wallmark, Warren Foegele, Jake Gardiner, Joel Edmundson and Dougie Hamilton.  Hurricanes goalie James Reimer recorded the win in net as he made saves on 17 of the 21 Flyers shots that he faced. 

After the win against Philadelphia, Carolina is now 25-16-2 on the year and are currently in 4th place in the Metropolitan Division.  Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina in points with 41 so far this season.  Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in goals with 23, with 5 coming while on the power play.  Teuvo Teravainen leads Carolina in assists on the season with 33, with 14 coming while on the power play.  Goalie Petr Mrazek is currently 16-10-2 with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.74.  Backup goalie James Reimer is 9-6-0 with 2 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.77.  The Hurricanes enter Friday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report. 

The Arizona Coyotes have averaged 2.84 goals per game on the season while allowing 2.49 goals per game.  The Carolina Hurricanes have scored 3.33 goals per game on the year while allowing 2.86 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Coyotes are 4-1 and have won 4 games in a row while the Hurricanes are 3-2.  In their last 3 meetings against the Coyotes, the Hurricanes are 2-0-1 and have outscored Carolina by the average score of 4-3.  With the Coyotes top two goalies being out, I am going to go with the Hurricanes in this one.  Carolina wins 5-2. 

Travis’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes -160(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.