Planning on watching today’s Avalanche and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Hurricanes as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.
COLORADO AVALANCHE VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5
This game will be played at PNC Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:
- Based on our analysis, we foresee the Hurricanes winning the game with a predicted score of 4-2.
- Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
- The Hurricanes should also cover at -1.5
Does Colorado Stand a Chance on the Road?
Heading into the game, the Avalanche sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-15-4. In their last ten games, they have gone 6-4, and they have gone 3-2 in their last five games. On the road this season, Colorado has gone 12-10-4.
Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 20-11 this season. When playing as the underdog, Colorado has gone 3-3-0 this year. In their last three games, the Avalanche have gone 1-2.
On the road, the Avalanche have gone 9-17 against the puck line and 25-26 overall. In their last ten games, Colorado has gone 6-4 against the puck line.
So far, the Avalanche have 24 wins by multiple goals and 11 losses by more than one goal. In their last three games, Colorado has gone 1-2 against the puck line.
For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Colorado is 6.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 30-19-2.
In their last three games away from home, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.8 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. Coming into the game, the Avalanche have a 20-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-5.
The leading scorer for Colorado’s offense is Nathan MacKinnon. Coming into the game he has 32 goals, ranking 5th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, MacKinnon has 53 assists this season.
Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 24.8 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 19th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 41 games this season. His current record stands at 27-11, and his save percentage is 0.99%.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Hurricanes?
At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 15-6-4 and have been favored in 44 of their 49 games. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina is in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4 and have a record of 28-16-5 overall.
Against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 19-9 this season. In their last five games, the Hurricanes have gone 3-2 and over their last three games, they have a record of 2-1. So far this year, Carolina has been favored in 26 of their 44 games against other Eastern Conference teams.
Carolina enters this game with a puck line record of 19-30, including going 4-6 against the puck line at home over their last ten games. So far, the Hurricanes have 17 wins by multiple goals and have gone 16-28 against the puck line when favored.
Overall, the team’s average scoring margin is +.4 goals per game, and they have gone 10-15 against the puck line at home. In their last ten home games, the team’s average scoring margin is +.4 goals per contest.
This season, Carolina’s games have an average of 6.4 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under performance of 23-25-1.
Through their last three road games, Colorado has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 22-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-1 record.
Carolina’s current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 49th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 37 assists so far.
In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.8 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 19th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 11-8, and his save percentage is 0.597%.