Betting on today’s Hurricanes and Golden Knights game? Catch the action at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, as the Golden Knights hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on ESPN+. This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Golden Knights are favored by -1.5 against the Hurricanes.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5

This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena at 10:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS:

  • With the Golden Knights being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Golden Knights.
  • Take the Golden Knights on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Hurricanes (+1.5)

Are Carolina Ready for a Road Win?

Carolina comes into the game with an overall record of 31-17-5 and 67 points, putting them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, the Hurricanes are 14-11-1 this season.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games as the favorite. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Hurricanes have gone 20-9 this season.

On the road, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 10-16 this season and 21-32 overall. So far, Carolina has 19 wins by multiple goals and has been the underdog in three of their games.

Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 5-5 against the puck line and 6-4 in their last ten road games. Overall, Carolina’s average scoring margin is at +.5 goals per game.

Games involving Carolina have an average of 6.3 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Hurricanes come in with a record of 24-28-1.

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

On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 9th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 4th in the league. The Hurricanes went 22-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-1.

The leading scorer for Carolina’s offense is Sebastian Aho. Coming into the game he has 19 goals, ranking 50th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 38 assists this season.

Vegas defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 21st in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Spencer Martin comes into the game having made 11 starts this season. So far, his record is 4-8 and he has a save percentage of 0.453%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Golden Knights?

At home this season, the Golden Knights have gone 19-6-2 and have been favored in 33 of their 53 games. In the Pacific Division, Vegas is in 2nd place with a record of 10-7.

Overall, the Golden Knights are 5th in the Western Conference with 68 points and a record of 31-16-6. Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 7-3, and they have won two of their last three games.

At home this season, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 15-12, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 goals per game. So far, Vegas has gone 27-26 against the puck line, and they have 18 wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten home games, the Golden Knights have a puck line record of 7-3. In their last ten games overall, Vegas has gone 7-3 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.5 goals per game.

The average goal total for Vegas’ games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.1. The Golden Knights come in with an over/under record of 24-29-0.

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

The Golden Knights come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 15th in the league. This season, the Golden Knights have a 14-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 16-5 record.

Vegas’ leading goal scorer is Jonathan Marchessault. So far this season, he has 27 goals, placing him 15th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Marchessault has 16 assists this season.

Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Adin Hill has started 20 games this season. His current record stands at 14-3, and his save percentage is 0.613%.