Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 18 (2/18): NHL

Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 18 (2/18): NHL

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Odds
Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Predators money line +145
Predators spread +1.5 (-165)
Hurricanes money line -165
Hurricanes spread -1.5 (+140)
Over / under 5.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Nashville Predators Carolina Hurricanes
Record 28-17-4 32-11-4
Road / home record 14-8-4 16-4-2
Streak L3 L2
Goals per game 3.04 3.45
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.38
Shots per game 29.3 33.2
Shots allowed per game 31.7 28.50
PP % 24.32% 24.11%
PK % 19.43% 10.24%
Over / under record 28-21 22-23-2

 

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche will host the Nashville Predators on Friday night. These teams already met once this season and the Canes beat the Preds 3-2 as visitors.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

The Predators have lost 4 of their last 5 games but they have a good record on the road, they're 14-8-4 as visitors. Last game against the Caps was their 3rd straight loss. Michael McCarron scored the only goal for the Preds.

Nashville is seventh in the Western Conference recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.0 goals and 5.3 assists. Roman Josi leads the Predators with 35 total assists and has 48 points. Filip Forsberg has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

The Preds are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and are averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 5.6 penalties and 15.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .915 save percentage. 

CAROLINA HURRICANES

The Hurricanes have also lost 4 of their last 5 games but they're 17-5 at home this season. They're coming from an overtime loss against the Panthers. Florida never led in regulation but outshot the Hurricanes 22-8 over the final two periods.

The offense is scoring 3.45 goals per game. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 21 goals, Tony DeAngelo has 30 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 149 shots on goal. The defense for the Hurricanes in the best in the NHL giving up only 2.38 goals per game. 

Hurricanes are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games and are averaging 3.4 goals, six assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Nashville are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

Nashville are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina.

Carolina are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

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

Prediction

Carolina is coming from a tough loss in overtime against the Panthers at home and they won't let this game go away from their hands. The Hurricanes are by far a better team than the Preds and have been outstanding at home, they have lost only 5 games in Carolina so far this season. Take the Hurricanes to win.

PICK: Hurricanes ML (-165)

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