In a game that features two of the league’s strongest penalty-kill units, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Arizona Coyotes clash at Gila River Arena. Fox Sports Arizona will showcase this East-West matchup, which gets going at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6.
Carolina Hurricanes at Arizona Coyotes Odds
With a moneyline of -115, Carolina enters the game as the slight favorite. The line for Arizona now stands at -105 and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 6 goals. If you want to play this game’s total, you’ll be looking at odds of -105 money on the over and -115 on the under.
Carolina is 30-23 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 53 regular season outings, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and none have pushed. This 2019-20 Hurricanes team is 12-13 SU on the road.
Carolina has converted on 21.6 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Additionally, it has the sixth-best penalty kill in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 82.9 percent of its penalties.
For the team as a whole, Carolina has been whistled for penalties 3.9 times per game this season, 4.4 per game over its last five contests total, and 4.0 per game over its last five games as the visiting team. The team’s had to stave off opponent power plays just 7.7 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Sporting a .900 save percentage and 24.2 saves per game, Petr Mrazek (18-16-2) has been the best option in goal for Carolina this year. If it chooses to rest him, however, head coach Rod Brind Amour could turn to James Reimer (12-9-1), who has a .920 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average this year.
The visiting Hurricanes have relied on Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov heavily this year. Teravainen (51 points) is up to 11 goals and 40 assists, and has recorded multiple points 12 times. Svechnikov has 20 goals and 27 assists to his credit, and has logged at least one point in 31 games.
Over on the other bench, Arizona is 27-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 30 of its outings have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just one has pushed. This year, the team’s 13-14 SU as the home team.
Arizona has converted on 19.0 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
The Coyotes have been penalized only 3.1 times per game this season, 3.4 per game over their past five match ups total, and 3.4 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to kill penalties just 6.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Darcy Kuemper has denied 28.7 shots per game as the primary option in goal for Arizona. Kuemper has 15 wins, 10 losses, and two OT losses to his credit and has recorded a .929 save percentage and a solid 2.17 goals against average this year.
Taylor Hall (13 goals, 30 assists) will lead the attack for the Coyotes.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under
Two of Arizona’s last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 0-2 in those games and 5-4 overall in shootouts this year.
Three of Arizona’s last five outings gone under the total.
Carolina’s attempted 33.2 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 28.8 in its last 10 outings.
Seven of Arizona’s last ten games have been decided by two or more goals. The club is 2-5 overall in those games.
Carolina skaters registered 26.7 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes logged 24.7 hits per matchup.