Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blackhawks and Hurricanes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Hurricanes as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals.


The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, February 19th.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Blackhawks to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+342)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Blackhawks Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Heading into today’s game, the Blackhawks are in 16th place in the Western Conference standings and 8th in the Central Division. Overall, Chicago has a record of 15-37-3 and has gone 2-8 over their last ten games. On the road, the Blackhawks have lost ten straight games and have a record of 4-23-1.

Against other Western Conference teams, Chicago has gone 8-24 this season. As the underdog, the Blackhawks have gone 14-36-3 this season. Over their last five games, Chicago has gone 1-4, and they are 1-2 over their last three games.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 25-30 and has gone 5-5 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, the Blackhawks have dropped 29 games by more than one goal and have 10 wins by just one goal.

On the road, the team’s puck line record is 9-19, and their average scoring margin away from home is at -2.2 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, the Blackhawks have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

This season, Chicago’s games have an average of 5.6 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Blackhawks come in with an over/under performance of 21-32-2.

Across the Blackhawks last three road games, the team averaged 0 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.1 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 30th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blackhawks offense is 32nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Chicago’s offense is Jason Dickinson. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 80th in the NHL. Dickinson also comes into the game with 10 assists.

Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.1 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 14th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Petr Mrazek gets the start and has made 36 starts this season. His record at this point is 13-21, and his save percentage is 0.953%.

Will the Hurricanes Win at Home?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 17-6-4 and are currently on a two-game winning streak. In their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3 and is 4-1 in their last five outings. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in fourth place and second in the Metropolitan Division.

This season, Carolina has been favored in 47 of their 54 games and have gone 29-13-5 as the favorite. Against other teams in the East, the Hurricanes have gone 20-9 this season.

At home this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 11-16 and an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. Overall, Carolina has a puck line record of 22-32, including 20 wins by multiple goals.

Heading into the game, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 5-5 over their last ten games and 18-29 when favored. So far, Carolina has been favored in 47 of their games, with an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game in those contests.

The average goal total for Carolina’s games is sitting at 6.2. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 24-29-1.

Across their three previous road games, Chicago has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 0 goals per game.

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This season, the Hurricanes have a 22-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 9-1 record.

Carolina’s leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far, he has 19 goals which is 54th in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 38 assists.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.1 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov comes into the game having made 26 starts this season. So far, his record is 14-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.632%.