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Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils - 4/4/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Jersey Devils at Carolina Hurricanes
Date & Time Thursday April 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
The Line
Carolina -270 / New Jersey +220 / over-under: 6
TV Channel
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The Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils in a Thursday NHL tilt.

The New Jersey Devils are eyeing back to back wins following a 4-2 victory against the visiting NY Rangers on Monday. New York saw scoring off the sticks of Brett Howden and Filip Chytill and Henrik Lundqvist absorbed the loss with three goals allowed on 40 shots.

Miles Wood and Travis Zajac lit the lamp in the first for  the Devils while Connor Carrick and Joey Anderson tallied in the third. Carrick and Zajac logged helpers for New Jersey and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped  30 shots to get the win.

The Carolina Hurricanes defeated Toronto 4-1 on the road Tuesday to remain in control of a Wild Card berth. John Tavares scored his 47thin the second for the Maple Leafs and Garret Sparks took the loss with three goals allowed on 36 shots.

Dougie Hamilton led the Hurricanes with a pair of markers with Justin Williams and Jordan Staal lighting the lamp. Staal also logged an assist for Carolina to make the 23 saves of Petr Mrazek a winner.

Devils are 17-40 in their last 57 games as an underdog and Devils are 5-12 in their last 17 overall and Devils are 15-37 in their last 52 road games.

Hurricanes are 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite and Hurricanes are 15-6 in their last 21 home games and Hurricanes are 19-9 in their last 28 overall.

Devils are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and under is 14-3-4 in the last 21 meetings and under is 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings in Carolina.

The Hurricanes currently own the first Wild Card so to stay there a win will guarantee that. Having said that I don’t know if there is value to be found given the juice…

Carolina -1.5 // will update

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