Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 27 (12/27): NHL

Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 27 (12/27): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Blackhawks money line +110
Blackhawks spread +1.5 (-225)
Hurricanes money line -130
Hurricanes spread -1.5 (+185)
Over / under 6

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Chicago Blackhawks Carolina Hurricanes
Record 21-8-2 19-6-6
Road / home record 11-1-1 8-3-1
Streak L5 W5
Goals per game 3.45 2.90
Goals allowed per game 2.48 2.58
Shots per game 35.5 34.7
Shots allowed per game 26.5 26.2
PP % 20.6% 18.10%
PK % 18.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 13-6-2 10-20-1
 

Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes continue at home and will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at the PNC Arena. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Hurricanes led 3-1.

 

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have lost 7 games in a row and are 4-6-2 at home ranking 8th in the Atlantic division. The Blackhawks have given up 45 goals while scoring 38 for a -7 scoring differential and their last loss came against the Jets 7-2 at homew.

Max Domi has five goals and nine assists for the Blackhawks. Andreas Athanasiou has three goals over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blackhawks are 1-7-2, averaging 1.8 goals, three assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes have won 9 of the last 10 games and are 8-3-1 at home ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Carolina is 19-6-6 overall and 6-1-0 against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes have gone 16-1-2 in games they score three or more goals. 

Martin Necas has 13 goals and 17 assists for the Hurricanes. Jordan Staal has four goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Hurricanes were 9-1 averaging 3.4 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Chicago are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

Chicago are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Carolina.

Chicago are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on the road.

Chicago are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games.

Carolina are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games against Chicago.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games at home.on.

 

Prediction

The Blackhawks have been struggling lately and are currently on a 5 game losing streak but they're still #1 in the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes are on a hot streak right now and are playing good at home. They rank #5 in defense in the NHL and have allowed only 1.6 goals per game in their last 5 games. With the Blackhawks struggling to score at this moment It's hard to trust them against a tough defense like Carolina. Take the Hurricanes to win. 

PICK: Hurricanes ML (-130)

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