Carolina Hurricanes (6-5-2) at Vegas Golden Knights (5-7-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 3, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -155 / Carolina Hurricanes +125 --- Over/Under: 6
The Carolina Hurricanes and Vegas Golden Knights meet Saturday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Carolina Hurricanes could use a bounce back win after losing six of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Micheal Ferland leads Carolina with seven goals, Sebastian Aho has 13 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 18 goals on 159 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 11 goals on 102 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights could use a feel good win here after losing four of their last five games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with six goals, William Karlsson has seven assists and Reilly Smith has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 29 goals on 259 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed seven goals on 59 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in each of their last five games.
The Hurricanes are 4-10 in their last 14 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 38-17 in their last 55 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 7-2 in Golden Knights last 9 overall and the under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 overall.
The Carolina Hurricanes just can't catch a break right now, and they're on the end of a back to back that included overtime. The Vegas Golden Knights continue to struggle, especailly on the offensive end where they're dead last in goals per game. However, Vegas usually plays well at home and is catching a Hurricanes squad that has struggled dating back to last season on the end of a back to back. I'll lay the juice with the Golden Knights at home. This funk has to end for Vegas eventually.