Carolina Hurricanes at Ottawa Senators
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 12, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Canadian Tire Centre
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -132 / Ottawa Senators +110 -- Over/Under: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 24 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 34 assists and Justin Williams has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up 50 goals on 585 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed 73 goals on 710 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games.
The Ottawa Senators look for a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 25 goals, Thomas Chabot has 32 assists and Matt Duchene has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 117 goals on 1,217 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 14 goals on 121 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 12 games.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 9-4 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 20-41 in their last 61 games as an underdog, 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 games as a favorite. The over is 34-14-3 in Senators last 51 games as an underdog. The Hurricanes are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the home team is 28-10 in the last 38 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes have won five of the last six meetings against the Ottawa Senators and head into this matchup in far enter form. The Carolina Hurricanes also have to take advantage of these kind of games if they're going to stay in the thick of the playoff race, currently just one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Ottawa Senators haven't had a whole lot of success in the underdog role and playing at home hasn't helped much. I'll side with the Hurricanes and the reasonable price on the road.