Looking to win big? The Ducks and Hurricanes face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are hosting the game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored to win at home against the Ducks.
ANAHEIM DUCKS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5
This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.
WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:
- With the Hurricanes being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Hurricanes.
- Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Ducks (+1.5)
Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?
On the season, the Ducks have gone 14-25-1 and currently sit in 14th place in the Western Conference. In the Pacific Division, Anaheim is in 7th place and has gone 3-7 against division opponents. On the road, the Ducks have gone 8-9-0 and have won three straight games away from home. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone just 3-7.
When playing as the underdog, the Ducks have gone 13-22-1 and have lost three straight games when favored. Against other Western Conference teams, Anaheim has gone 7-16 this season and have gone 1-4 in their last five games overall.
On the season, the Ducks have gone 23-17 vs. the puck line, including a 11-6 mark on the road. Overall, Anaheim has an average scoring differential of -.8 goals per game, and they have gone 7-15 in games that were decided by more than one goal.
As the underdog, the Ducks have a puck line record of 22-14, and they have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. So far, the team’s average scoring margin when they are the underdog is -.8 goals per game.
The average goal total for Anaheim’s games is sitting at 5.9. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 17-21-2.
Anaheim has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
Offensively, the Ducks come into the game at 2.5 goals per contest placing 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. Looking at how the Ducks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.
Anaheim’s leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 19 goals which is 22nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 10 assists this season.
Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Goalie John Gibson comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-16 and he has a save percentage of 0.859%.
Will the Hurricanes Make it Happen at Home?
At home this season, the Hurricanes have been dominant, posting a record of 10-3-4. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, Carolina has gone 15-9. Overall, the Hurricanes have a record of 22-13-5, which has them in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division and 5th place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 6-4.
When favored this season, the Hurricanes have gone 21-10-5, and they have been favored in 36 of their 40 games. Against teams in the Western Conference, Carolina has gone 7-4-1. Over their last five games, the Hurricanes have gone 4-1.
Carolina has gone 15-25 vs. the puck line this season, including 14 wins by multiple goals. Overall, the Hurricanes have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game.
As the favorite, Carolina is 13-23 vs. the puck line in 36 games. In their last ten home games, the Hurricanes have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Carolina is 6.5. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 20-19-1.
Across their last three road contests, Anaheim has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 2nd in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 6th in the NHL.
Carolina’s current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 42nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 31 assists this season.
Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started 20 games this season. His current record stands at 11-7, and his save percentage is 0.67%.