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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings - 12/20/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings (14-16-5) at Carolina Hurricanes (14-13-5)
Date & Time Thursday December 20, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -200 / Detroit Red Wings +165 --- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, FSSO
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The Detroit Red Wings visit the Carolina Hurricanes in a Thursday NHL tilt.

The Detroit Red Wings are mired in a four game slide after falling at Philadelphia 3-2 on Tuesday. Detroit saw Dennis Cholowski score a second period power play goals with Jacob De La Rosa scoring two minutes in to the third. Jonathan Bernier absorbed the loss for the Red Wings with three goals allowed on 36 shots.

James van Riemsdyk, Radko Gudas and Shayne Gostisbehere each found the back of the net for Philadelphia. Gostisbehere and Riemsdyk also posted assists to lift the Flyers and make the 19 stops of Carter Hart a winner. 

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Arizona 3-0 on Sunday for their second victory in eight contests. The Coyotes generated just 23 shots and Adin King was charged with three goals on 27 shots to get the loss. 

Warren Foegele and Andrei Svechniko lit the lamp in the second for the Hurricanes with Sebastian Aho scoring in the third. Calvin de Haan provided a pair of assists for Carolina who received 23 saves from Petr Mrazek.

Red Wings are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Metropolitan and Red Wings are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 8-1 in Red Wings last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Hurricanes are 0-5 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and under is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 games following a win and under is 7-1 in Hurricanes last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. Red Wings are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Carolina and under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings and road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

We could argue until the cows come home over which team is playing better. I’ll just back the better odds in a complete toss up…

Pick:
Detroit +165 // will update

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