Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Hurricanes versus the Predators? The puck drops at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSSO. The game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. In this non-conference matchup, the Hurricanes are the betting favorite against Predators. The over/under for the game is 6.5 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS NASHVILLE PREDATORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nashville Predators +1.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.

WHY BET THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Predators winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Predators on the moneyline (+112)
  • The Predators are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Hurricanes Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Through 34 games, the Hurricanes have achieved an overall record of 17-13-4. When on the road, Carolina holds a 8-10-1 record, while they are 9-3-3 when playing at home. In the Eastern Metropolitan division, they are currently 5th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 9th.

In terms of the puck line, Carolina are 11-23. When playing on the road against the puck line, they are 5-14, while their overall home performance is 6-9. This season, Carolina’s games are averaging 6.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Hurricanes currently have an over/under record of 16-17-1.

Although Carolina has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. The Carolina offense is ranked 8th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 6th in the NHL.

Carolina’s current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 13 goals, which puts him 42nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 18 assists this season.

Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov gets the start and has made 16 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-7, and his save percentage is 0.5918367346938775%.

Will Nashville Find a Way to Win at Home?

Currently, the Predators hold an overall record of 19-15-0 for the season. On the road, Nashville has a 8-7-0 record, while they are 11-8-0 at their home venue. In the Western Central division, they are currently 4th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 7th.

Regarding the puck line, Nashville comes in with a 18-16 record. On the road against the puck line, they are 7-8, while their home record is 11-8. The average goal total for Nashville’s games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under record of 14-15-5.

In their last three home games, Nashville has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. Nashville’s offense comes into the game ranked 11th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.

Nashville’s leading scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far, he has 16 goals which is 20th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Forsberg has 22 assists this season.

Defensively, the Predators are currently 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Juuse Saros has started 27 games in this season. His current record is 15-12, and his save percentage stands at 1.0%.