Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils - 2/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Pnc Arena)
Carolina Hurricanes -227, Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+125)
TV: FSCR, MSG+
The New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The New Jersey Devils look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Blake Coleman leads New Jersey with 21 goals, Nikita Gusev has 22 assists and P.K. Subban has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Louis Domingue has given up 39 goals on 330 shots faced and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 104 goals on 1,162 shots. The New Jersey Devils have allowed one or less goals in three of their last four games.
The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 31 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 42 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 94 goals on 950 shots and James Reimer has given up 57 goals on 687 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in six straight games.
The Devils are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 6-1-2 in the last 9 meetings in Carolina and 15-4-4 in the last 23 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes should have the edge with the rest advantage and home ice, but the New Jersey Devils have had the upperhand in the past meetings, winning six of the last nine and nine of the last 13 overall. Both of these clubs have had issues stringing wins together as of late, and one could argue the Devils are in slightly better form with an improved defense. I'll take a shot with the big plus money based on the history between these two teams.