Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators
|Date & Time||Saturday March 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes +128 / Nashville Predators -155 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 29 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 43 assists and Justin Williams has 195 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up 60 goals on 763 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 80 goals on 830 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Nashville Predators look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Viktor Arvidsson leads Nashville with 28 goals, Ryan Johansen has 43 assists and Roman Josi has 236 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Pekka Rinne has given up 113 goals on 1,303 shots faced and Juuse Saros has allowed 63 goals on 752 shots. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 11 games.
The Hurricanes are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 8-2 in their last 10 road games. The Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Hurricanes are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in Hurricanes last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Predators last 7 overall.
There's a lot of reasons to consider the Carolina Hurricanes and the plus money given that they've been money on the end of back to backs and have won six of the last seven meetings against the Predators. However, the Nashville Predators are about as rested as a team can be during the regular season and that rest factors in on top of the Hurricanes playing last night. The Nashville Predators also have a pretty good reputation on their home ice and have been solid defensively as of late. The Preds should get a rare win over the Hurricanes here.