Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Hurricanes versus the Devils? The puck drops at 12:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Hurricanes are the -1.5 goal favorites in this Metropolitan division matchup against the Devils. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: New Jersey Devils +1.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 12:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Devils.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Do the Hurricanes Have a Shot at a Road Win?

On the season, the Hurricanes have gone 37-19-6, putting them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 23-10. Over their last 10 games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games on the road.

As the favorite this season, Carolina has gone 34-15-6, and they have been favored in 55 of their 62 games. For the year, the Hurricanes have accumulated 80 points.

Carolina enters the game with a puck line record of 25-37 this season, including going 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Hurricanes have 23 wins by multiple goals compared to just 14 wins by one goal.

Overall, the team’s average scoring margin sits at +.5 goals per game, and they have been favored in 55 of their games, going 21-34 against the puck line in those games. On the road, Carolina’s puck line record is 12-18 this season, and they have gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten road games.

On average, Carolina’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 26-35-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Carolina has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 13th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 8th in the league. So far this year, the Hurricanes are 25-16 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 11-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Carolina will be looking for a good game from Sebastian Aho who leads the team in scoring with 24 goals, ranking 38th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 41 assists so far.

The Devils’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 12th in takeaways and an average of 7.1 takeaways per contest. They hold 26th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Entering the game, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started 30 games this season. His current record stands at 16-11, and his save percentage is 0.662%.

Does New Jersey Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Devils have gone 15-16-2, and they have a record of 31-28-4 overall. In the Eastern Conference, New Jersey is in 11th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 6th place. Over their last ten games, the Devils have gone 4-6, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

So far this year, the Devils have been the underdog in 18 of their 63 games, and they have gone 5-11-2 in those games. Against other Eastern Conference teams, New Jersey has gone 18-18, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.

At home this year, the Devils have a puck line record of just 6-27 and an average scoring margin of -.4 goals per game. So far, New Jersey has been the underdog in 18 games and has a puck line record of 8-10 in those games.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 22-41, and their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Devils have a puck line record of 4-6.

Games involving New Jersey have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Devils come in with a record of 36-26-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.

On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 10th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 9th in the league. New Jersey’s offense comes into the game ranked 15th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 29th in the NHL.

New Jersey’s leading scorer is Jesper Bratt. So far, he has 22 goals which is 50th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Bratt has 42 assists this season.

Entering the game, the Devils’ defense ranks 12th in takeaways, averaging 7.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 26th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.2 goals per game.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Nico Daws has started 19 games in this season. His current record is 9-10, and his save percentage stands at 0.5%.