Coyotes vs Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/16

Coyotes vs Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/16

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Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Arizona Coyotes - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

Get ready for an intense matchup as the Carolina Hurricanes face off against the Arizona Coyotes. This preview delves into player statistics, recent team performances, and offers a prediction for the game set to take place on February 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

 

Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes, currently second in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 30-17-5, enter this game as the favorites.

Goaltender Matchup:

Petr Kochetkov (13 wins, 2.52 GA/G, .902 SV%) and Antti Raanta (12 wins, 2.99 GA/G, .872 SV%) form a formidable duo in the Hurricanes' net.

 

Game Information

The game is scheduled to take place at Mullett Arena on February 16, 2024, at 7:00 PM. Expect an electrifying atmosphere as both teams battle for supremacy.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players for the Hurricanes include Sebastian Aho, leading with 57 points (19 goals, 38 assists), while Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 49 points (21 goals, 28 assists).

 

Injury Report

The Hurricanes have no injured players, while the Coyotes' Liam O'Brien is listed as day-to-day.

 

Team Stats

Review the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Carolina Hurricanes 3.31 2.89 33.0 25.1 469 47 27.5 26 84.3 8 0
Arizona Coyotes 2.90 3.14 26.6 32.1 639 35 21.9 36 79.4 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Here are the last 5 games for both teams:

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes suffered a defeat against Dallas (2/13) after securing a win against New Jersey (2/10).

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes faced consecutive losses against Minnesota (2/14) and Philadelphia (2/12) in their recent matchups.

 

Prediction

While the Carolina Hurricanes are undoubtedly the stronger team, the Arizona Coyotes hold the advantage of playing at home. In their previous encounter, the Coyotes lost narrowly to the Hurricanes with a score of 3-1. Considering their home advantage and recent close contest against the Hurricanes, the Coyotes are likely to keep this game competitive. Therefore, taking the Coyotes with a +1.5 spread seems like a favorable pick in this matchup.

Pick: Arizona Coyotes +1.5

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