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Predators vs. Hurricanes - 1/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes (12-23-4) at Nashville Predators (25-9-4)
Date & Time Tuesday January 6, 2015, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Nashville Predators -235 / Carolina Hurricanes +210 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
TSOH, FSSM
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NHL | Carolina Hurricanes (12-23-4) at Nashville Predators (25-9-4)
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators play Tuesday night at the Bridgestone Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes have split their last six games and play their first road game of 2015. The Hurricanes are averaging 1.9 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have scored one power play goal in their last eight games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty have combined for 20 goals, Justin Faulk has 15 assists and Jeff Skinner has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven straight games. Cam Ward has allowed 63 goals on 748 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 31 goals on 330 shots.

The Nashville Predators have split their last six games and play their first home game of 2015. The Predators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have scored three power play goals in their last two games and have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 14 goals, Mike Ribeiro has 26 assists and James Neal has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Pekka Rinne has allowed 67 goals on 950 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up 14 goals on 138 shots.

The Hurricanes are 19-39 in their last 58 road games and 1-7 in their last 8 games following a win. The Predators are 18-3 in their last 21 home games and 18-8 in their last 26 overall. The Hurricanes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Nashville and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.

The Hurricanes have been fade material for much of the season and that doesn't change with them back in one of those funks. Take the Preadtors to win here but take the spread to give you more value for your buck. 

Pick:
Nashville Predators -1.5

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