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Senators vs. Hurricanes - 2/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Carolina Hurricanes (19-28-7) at Ottawa Senators (22-22-10)
Date & Time Monday February 16, 2015, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators -158 / Carolina Hurricanes +143 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSS
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NHL | Carolina Hurricanes (19-28-7) at Ottawa Senators (22-22-10)
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators play Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Carolina Hurricanes have split their last 10 games and end a two-game road trip. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have two power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 17 goals, Justin Faulk has 24 assists and Jeff Skinner has 151 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Cam Ward has allowed 86 goals on 981 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 50 goals on 518 shots.

The Ottawa Senators look to bounce back after losing five of their last eight games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 13 goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have four power play goals in their last three games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 19 goals, Bobby Ryan has 27 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Craig Anderson has allowed 73 goals on 999 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 70 goals on 748 shots.

The Hurricanes are 8-22 in their last 30 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 1-11 in their last 12 vs. Metropolitan and 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Ottawa and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.

Since December of 2011, the Senators have only beaten the Hurricanes twice. That's a solid stat to go off of when you consider both teams are stinking up the joint. Let's roll with the Carolina Hurricanes on the road. 

Pick:
Carolina Hurricanes +143

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